Ancient Roman Library Bibliography

On Alexandria in Antiquity

Ballet, Pascale, La vie quotidienne à Alexandrie (331‑30 av. J.‑C.), Paris 1999.

Breccia, Evaristo, Alexandrea ad Aegyptum. Guide de la ville ancienne et moderne et du musée gréco-romain, Bergamo 1914.

Forster, Edward M., Alexandria. A History and a Guide, Gloucester (MA) 1968.

Fraser, Peter M., Ptolemaic Alexandria, I: Text; II: Notes; III: Indexes, Oxford 1972.

Haas, Christopher, Alexandria in Late Antiquity. Topography and Social Conflict, Baltimore – London 1997.

Harris, William V. – Ruffini, Giovanni (eds.), Ancient Alexandria between Egypt and Greece (“Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition”, 26), Leiden – Boston 2004.

Hirst, Anthony – Silk, Michael (eds.), Alexandria, real and imagined, London 2004.

Lumbroso, Giacomo, Cenni sull’antica Alessandria tratti dal Pseudo-Callistene, Roma 1875.

Lumbroso, Giacomo, Descrittori italiani dell’Egitto e di Alessandria, Roma 1879.

Lumbroso, Giacomo, Ritocchi ed aggiunte ai Descrittori italiani dell’Egitto e di Alessandria, Roma 1892.

McKenzie, Judith S. – Gibson, Sheila – Reyes, A.T., Reconstructing the Serapeum in Alexandria from the Archaeological Evidence, in «The Journal of Roman Studies» 94, 2004, pp. 73‑121.

Pollard, Justin – Reid, Howard, The Rise and Fall of Alexandria, Birthplace of the Modern World, London 2006.

Sharpe, Samuel, Alexandrian Chronology. From the Building of the City till its Conquest by the Arabs, A.D. 640, London 1857.

Takács, Sarolta A., Alexandria in Rome, in «Harvard Studies in Classical Philology» 97, 1995, pp. 263‑276.

On the Museum, the Great Library, and the Alexandrian Scholarship

Bagnall, Roger S., Alexandria: Library of Dreams, in «Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society» 146.4, 2002, pp. 348‑362.

Blum, Rudolf, Kallimachos. The Alexandrian Library and the Origins of Bibliography, Madison (WI) 1991 [transl. of Kallimachos und die Literaturverzeichnung bei den Griechen. Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der Biobibliographie, Frankfurt a.M. 1977].

Canfora, Luciano, La biblioteca scomparsa, Palermo 1986 [ed. inglese ampliata The Vanished Library. A Wonder of the Ancient World, Berkeley – Los Angeles 1990].

Canfora, Luciano, La biblioteca e il Museo, in G. Cambiano – L. Canfora – D. Lanza (curr.), Lo spazio letterario della Grecia antica, I: La produzione e la circolazione del testo, 2: L’Ellenismo, Roma 1993, pp. 11‑29.

Collins, Nina L., The Library in Alexandria and the Bible in Greek (“Supplements to Vetus Testamentum”, 82), Leiden – Boston – Köln 2000.

Delia, Diana, From Romance to Rhetoric: The Alexandrian Library in Classical and Islamic Traditions, in «The American Historical Review» 97.5, 1992, pp. 1449‑1467.

El-Abbadi, Mostafa – Fathallah, Omnia (eds.), What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria?, Leiden – Boston 2008.

El-Abbadi, Mostafa, The Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, Paris 1990.

Erskine, Andrew, Culture and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Museum and Library of Alexandria, in «Greece & Rome» s. II, 42.1, 1995, pp. 38‑48.

Flower, Derek Adie, The Shores of Wisdom. The Story of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, Philadelphia (?) 1999.

Furlani, Giuseppe, Sull’incendio della biblioteca d’Alessandria, in «Aegyptus» 5:3, 1924, pp. 205‑212.

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, De Museo Alexandrino exercitatione academicae, in Jac. Gronovius, Thesaurus Graecarum Antiquitatum, VIII, Venetiis 1735, coll. 2741‑2764.

Heller-Roazen, Daniel, Tradition’s Destruction: on the Library of Alexandria, in «October» 100, 2002, pp. 133‑153.

Jacob, Christian – François de Poulignac (eds.), Alexandrie IIIe siècle av. J.‑C. Tous les savoirs du monde ou le rêve d’universalité des Ptolémées, Paris 1992.

Jochum, Uwe, The Alexandrian Library and its Aftermath, in «Library History» 15, 1999, pp. 5‑12.

Joseph, Isya, Bar Hebraeus and the Alexandrian Library, in «The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures» 27.4, 1911, pp. 335‑338.

Kingsley, Charles, Alexandria and her Schools. Four Lectures delivered at the Philosophical Institution, Edinburgh, Cambridge 1854.

Klippel, Georg Heinrich, Ueber das Alexandrinische Museum, Göttingen 1838.

Lewis, Naphtali, The non-Scholar Members of the Alexandrian Museum, in «Mnemosyne» s. IV, 16.3, 1963, pp. 257‑261.

MacLeod, Roy (ed.), The Library of Alexandria, Centre of Learning in the Ancient World, London – New York 2000.

Matter, Jacques, Histoire de l’école d’Alexandrie comparée aux principales écoles contemporaines, 1: Topographie. Musées. Bibliothèques. Syssities. Didascalées. Plan d’Alexandrie ancienne et moderne, Paris 18402; 2: Médecine. Histoire naturelle. Physique. Mathématiques. Astronomie. Chronologie. Géographie. Histoire, Paris 18442; 3: Philologie. Critique. Littérature. Sciences morales et politiques. Religion et Philosophie, Paris 18482.

Neocorus, Ludolphus, De Museo Alexandrino diatribe, in Jac. Gronovius, Thesaurus Graecarum Antiquitatum, VIII, Venetiis 1735, coll. 2767‑2778.

Parsons, Edward Alexander, The Alexandrian Library, Glory of the Hellenic World. Its Rise, Antiquities, and Destructions, New York 1952.

Parthey, Gustav, Das Alexandrinische Museum, Berlin 1838.

Pfeiffer, Rudolf, History of Classical Scholarship from the Beginnings to the End of the Hellenistic Age, Oxford 1968, pp. 87-233.

Sandys, John Edwin, A History of Classical Scholarship, I: From the Sixth Century B.C. to the End of the Middle Ages, Cambridge 1921, pp. 105-145.

Thiem, Jon, The Great Library of Alexandria burnt: towards the History of a Symbol, in «Journal of the History of Ideas» 40.4, 1979, pp. 507‑526.

Young Lee, Paula, The Musaeum of Alexandria and the Formation of the Muséum in Eighteenth-Century France, in «The Art Bulletin» 79.3, 1997, pp. 385‑412.

On ancient Libraries and ancient Books

Blanck, Horst, Das Buch in der Antike, München 1992.

Canfora, Luciano, Le biblioteche ellenistiche, in G. Cavallo (cur.), Le biblioteche nel mondo antico e medievale, Bari 1988, pp. 5‑28.

Canfora, Luciano, (a cura di), Libri e biblioteche, Palermo 2002.

Casson, Lionel, Libraries in the Ancient World, New Haven – London 2001, pp. 31‑47.

Polastron, Lucien X., Books on Fire. The Destruction of Libraries throughout History, Rochester (VT) 2007, pp. 10‑23.

Roman Social History – Some Bibliography

 

NOTE that this list is not exhaustive; in particular, it tends to list only books (and, on occasion, articles) in English in the University of Queensland (Australia) libraries.

This bibliography is already long enough; if every article of relevance was listed, this list would become enormous. In your reading, be sure to keep an eye out for references to primary and secondary literature.

Most Roman history books are in the library under DG (level 3); most Greek and Roman literary texts appear under PA (level 4). Note also aspects of Roman social history under (e.g.) HB (demography), HC (economic history), HQ (sociology: family, gender, etc.), Roman law under DG88 and under K (in both the SS&H and the Law Libraries), medicine under R, etc. Consult the library catalogue, and browse the shelves.

 

General

Alföldy, G. The Social History of Rome, 1988.

Badian, E. Publicans and Sinners, 1983.

Balsdon, J.P.V.D. Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome, 1969.

Balsdon, J.P.V.D. Romans and Aliens, 1979.

Bettini, M. Anthropology and Roman Culture: Kinship, Time, Images of the Soul, 1991.

Birley, A. The People of Roman Britain, 1979.

Birley, A. Life in Roman Britain, 1981.

Bowman, A.K., Cotton, H.M., Goodman, M., and Price, S. Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World, 2002.

Brunt, P. ‘The Equites in the Late Republic’ in Crisis of the Roman Republic, ed. Seager, R., 1969.

Christ, K. The Romans, Engl. tr., 1984.

Dyson, S.L. Community and Society in Roman Italy, 1992.

Edwards, C. The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome, 1993.

Finley, M. (ed.) Studies in Ancient Society, 1974.

Flower, H.I. Ancestors Masks and Aristocratic Power in Roman Culture, 1996.

Galinsky, K. Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction, 1996.

Gardner, J.F. Being a Roman Citizen, 1993.

Garnsey, P., and Saller, R. The Early Principate, 1982.

Garnsey, P., and Saller, R. The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture, 1987

Garnsey, P. Social Status and Legal Privilege in the Roman Empire, 1970.

Garnsey, P. ‘Legal Privilege in the Roman Empire’ in Past and Present 41 (1968) = Finley, Studies in Ancient Society 141–165.

Gelzer, M. The Roman Nobility, 1969.

Giardina, A. (ed.) The Romans, 1993.

Golden, M. (ed.) Inventing Ancient Culture: Historicism, Periodization and the Ancient World, 1996.

Hopkins, K. Conquerors and Slaves, 1978.

Hopkins, K. Death and Renewal, 1983.

Hopkins, K. ‘Elite mobility in the Roman Empire’ in Past and Present 32 (1965) = Finley, Studies in Ancient Society 103–120.

Horsfall, N., The culture of the Roman plebs, 2003.

Ireland, S. Roman Britain: A Sourcebook, 1986.

Jones, A.H.M. The Later Roman Empire, 284-602: a Social, Economic and Administrative Survey, 1964.

Kloppenborg, J.S. (ed.) Voluntary Associations in the Graeco-Roman World, 1996.

Laurence, R., and Berry, J. (eds.) Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire, 1998.

Lewis, N. Life in Egypt under Roman Rule, 1983.

Lintott, A.W. Imperium Romanum: Politics and Administration, 1993.

Love, J.R. Antiquity and Capitalism: Max Weber and the Sociological Foundations of Roman Civilization, 1991.

MacMullen, R. Roman Social Relations, 1974.

Millar, F. The Emperor in the Roman World, 1977.

Millar, F. The Roman Empire and its Neighbours, 2nd ed., 1981.

Millar, F. The Roman Near East, 31 B.C. – A.D. 337, 1993.

Millar, F. The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic, 1998.

Nicolet, C. The World of the Citizen in Republican Rome, 1980.

Nicolet, C. Space, Geography, and Politics in the Early Roman Empire, 1991.

Potter, D.S., and Mattingly, D.J. (eds.) Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire, 1999.

Potter, T. Roman Italy, 1987.

Rawson, E. Roman Culture and Society, 1991 [collected essays].

Rostovtzeff, M. The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire, 2nd ed., 1957.

Sainte Croix, G.E.M. de The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World from the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests, 1981/83.

Shaw, B. ‘Social Science and Ancient History: Keith Hopkins in Partibus Infidelium’ in Helios 9.2 (1982) 17–57

Shelton, J.-A. As the Romans Did, 1988; 2nd ed., 1998 [sourcebook].

Sherk, R.K. The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian, 1988 [sources, pp.205ff.].

Sherwin-White, A.N. Racial Prejudice in Imperial Rome, 1967.

Sherwin-White, A.N. The Roman Citizenship, 2nd ed., 1973.

Shipley, G., and Salmon, J.B. (eds.) Human Landscapes in Classical Antiquity (1996).

Stambaugh, J.E. The Ancient Roman City, 1988.

Talbert, R.J.A. The Senate of Imperial Rome, 1984.

Toner, J.P. Leisure in Ancient Rome, 1995.

Treggiari, S. Roman Social History, 2002.

Wacher, J. (ed.) The Roman World, 2 vols, 1987.

Whittaker, C.R. Frontiers of the Roman Empire: a Social and Economic Study, 1994.

Woolf, G. Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul, 1998.

Yavetz, A. Plebs and Princeps, 1969.

 

Roman law

Burton, G.B. ‘Proconsuls, assizes and the administration of Lusitania under the Empire’ in Journal of Roman Studies 65 (1975) 92–106.

Champlin, E. ‘Creditur vulgo testamenta hominum speculum esse morum: Why the Romans made wills’ in Classical Philology 84 (1989) 198–215.

Champlin, E. Final Judgments: Duty and Emotion in Roman Wills, 250 B.C. - A.D. 250, 1991.

Coleman, K.M. ‘Fatal charades: Roman executions staged as mythological enactments’ in Journal of Roman Studies 80 (1990) 44–73.

Crook, J.A. Law and Life of Rome, 1967.

Daube, D. Roman Law: Linguistic, Social and Philosophical Aspects, 1969.

Frier, B.W. The Rise of the Roman Jurists, 1985.

Gardner, J.F. Women in Roman Law and Society, 1986.

Gardner, J.F. Being a Roman Citizen, 1993.

Garnsey, P. Social Status and Legal Privilege in the Roman Empire, 1970.

Harries, J. Law and Empire in Late Antiquity, 1999.

Jolowicz, H.F. and Nicholas, B. Historical Introduction to the Study of Roman Law, 3rd ed., 1972.

Johnston, D. Roman Law in Context, 1999.

The Digest of Justinian, Latin text edited by Theodor Mommsen with the aid of Paul Krueger; English translation edited by Alan Watson, 1985.

Kunkel, W. An Introduction to Roman Legal and Constitutional History, 2nd ed., 1973.

Lewis, N. Life in Egypt under Roman Rule, 1983 [pp.l85–195].

Lintott, A.W. Violence in Republican Rome, 1968.

MacMullen, R. ‘Personal power in the Roman empire’ in American Journal of Philology 107 (1986) 512–524.

MacMullen, R. ‘What difference did Christianity make?’ in Historia 35 (1986) 322–343.

Millar, F. ‘Condemnation to hard labour in the Roman empire’ in Papers of the British School at Rome 52 (1984) 124–147.

Nicholas, B. An Introduction to Roman Law, 1962.

Shaw, B. ‘The Bandit’ in Giardina, A. The Romans, 1993.

Tellegen-Couperus, O. Short History of Roman Law, 1993.

 

The unfree and the freed

Andreau, J. ‘The Freedman’ in Giardina, A. The Romans, 1993.

Boulvert, G. Esclaves et affranchis impériaux sous le haut–empire romain, 1970.

Bradley, K.R. Slaves and Masters in the Roman Empire, 1984.

Bradley, K.R. Slavery and Rebellion in the Roman World, 1989.

Bradley, K.R. Slavery and Society at Rome, 1994.

Buckland, W. The Roman Law of Slavery, 1908.

Duff, A.M. Freedmen in the Early Roman Empire, 1928, repr. 1958.

Finley, M.I. Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, 1980.

Finley, M.I. Slavery in Classical Antiquity, 1968.

Finley, M.I. (ed.) Classical Slavery, 1987.

Garnsey, P. (ed.) Non–Slave Labour in the Greco–Roman World, 1982.

Hopkins, K. Conquerors and Slaves, 1978.

Joshel, S.R. Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome: a Study of the Occupational Inscriptions, 1992.

Joshel, S.R. and Murnaghan, S. Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture: Differential Equations, 1998.

Patterson, O. Slavery and Social Death, 1982.

Thébert, Y. ‘The Slave’ in Giardina, A. The Romans, 1993.

Treggiari, S. Roman Freedmen during the Late Republic, 1969.

Vogt, J. Ancient Slavery and the Ideal of Man, 1974.

Watson, A. Roman Slave Law, 1987.

Weaver, P.R.C. Familia Caesaris: A Social Study of the Emperor’s Freedmen and Slaves, 1972.

Westermann, W.L. The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity, 1955.

Wiedemann, T. Greek and Roman Slavery, 1981 [a sourcebook].

Wiedemann, T. Slavery, 1987.

Yavetz, Z. Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Rome, 1988.

 

Patronage

Bowditch, P.L., Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage, 2001.

Damon, C. The Mask of the Parasite: a Pathology of Roman Patronage, 1997.

Eilers, C. Roman Patrons of Greek Cities, 2002.

Lomas, K., and Cornell, T. ‘Bread and Circuses’: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy, 2003.

Patterson, J. ‘Patronage, collegia and burial in imperial Rome’, in Bassett, S., Death in Towns, 1992.

Saller, R.P. ‘Promotion and patronage in equestrian careers’ in Journal of Roman Studies 70 (1980) 44 63.

Saller, R.P. Personal Patronage under the Early Empire, 1982.

Veyne, P. Bread and Circuses: Historical Sociology and Political Pluralism, tr. B. Pearce, 1990.

Wallace–Hadrill, A. (ed.) Patronage in Ancient Society, 1989.

 

Poverty

Baldwin, B. ‘Lucian as Social Satirist’ in Classical Quarterly 11 (1961) 199–208.

Boer, W. den Private Morality in Greece and Rome, 1979 [pp.272–288: family planning].

Dudley, D.R. A History of Cynicism, 1937.

Finley, M.I. ‘The elderly in classical antiquity’ in Greece and Rome 28 (1981) 156–171.

Hands, A.R. Charities and Social Aid in Greece and Rome, 1968.

Patlagean, E. Pauvreté économique et pauvreté sociale à Byzance, 4e - 7e siècles, 1977 [later than our period, but a brilliant case study].

Sainte Croix, G.E.M. de The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World, 1981 [pp.327–503 on Rome].

Whittaker, C.R. ‘The Poor’ in Giardina, A. The Romans.

 

Death

Hopkins, K. Death and Renewal, 1983.

Morris, I. Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity, 1992.

Oliver, G.J. (ed.) The Epigraphy of Death: Studies in the History and Society of Greece and Rome, 2000.

Toynbee, J.M.C. Death and Burial in the Roman World, 1971.

 

Urban life, living conditions, baths, housing etc. (incl. Rome, Ostia, Pompeii etc.)

Brunt, P.A. ‘The Roman mob’ in Past and Present 35 (1966) 3–27; slightly revised version in Finley, M.I. (ed.), Studies in Ancient Society, 1974, pp.74–101.

Clarke, J.R. The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C. – A.D. 200: Ritual, Space, and Decoration, 1991.

Cornell, T.J., and Lomas, K. (eds.) Urban Society in Roman Italy, 1995.

Daugherty, G. ‘The cohortes vigilum and the Great Fire of 64 AD’, The Classical Journal 87 (1992) 229 240.

Dudley, D.R. Urbs Roma, 1967.

Ellis, Simon P.  Roman housing, 2000.

Fagan, G.G. Bathing in Public in the Roman World, 1999.

Frayn, J.M. Subsistence Farming in Roman Italy, 1979, pp.115–129 [rural peasant housing]

Frier, B.W. ‘The Rental Market in Early Imperial Rome’ in Journal of Roman Studies 67 (1977) 27–37.

Hermansen, G. ‘The Population of Imperial Rome’ in Historia 27 (1978) 129–168.

Hodge, A.T. Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply, 1992.

Jongman, W. Economy and Society of Pompeii, 1988.

Laurence, R. Roman Pompeii: Space and Society, 1994.

McKay, A.G. Houses, Villas and Palaces in the Roman World, 1975.

Meiggs, R. Roman Ostia, 1960.

Morley, N. Metropolis and Hinterland: The City of Rome and the Italian Economy, 200 B.C. - A.D. 200, 1996. [On Order]

Mumford, L. The City in History, 1961, pp.205–242 [sardonic account].

Newbold, R.F. ‘Some Social and Economic Effects of the AD 64 Fire at Rome’ in Latomus 33 (1974) 858–869.

Nielsen, I. Thermae et Balneae: The Architecture and Cultural History of Roman Public Baths, 2 vols., 2nd ed., 1993.

Nippel, W. ‘Policing Rome’, Journal of Roman Studies 74 (1984) 20-29.

Packer, J.E. ‘Housing and Population in Imperial Ostia and Rome’ in Journal of Roman Studies 57 (1967) 78–95.

Packer, J.E. The Insulae of Imperial Ostia, 1971.

Parkins, H. Roman Urbanism: Beyond the Consumer City, 1997.

Patterson, J.R. ‘The city of Rome: from Republic to Empire’ in Journal of Roman Studies 82 (1992) 186-215 [survey article].

Phillips, E.J. ‘The Roman Law on the Demolition of Buildings’ in Latomus 32 (1973) 86-95.

Platner, S.B., and Ashby, T. A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, 1929.

Rainbird, J.S. ‘The fire stations of imperial Rome’, Papers of the British School at Rome 41 (1986) 147 69.

Ramage, E.S. ‘Urban Problems in Ancient Rome’ in Marchese, R.T. (ed.) Aspects of Graeco–Roman Urbanism, 1983, pp.61–92.

Rediscovering Pompeii: exhibition by IBM-ITALIA, New York City, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, 1990.

Rich, J., and Wallace-Hadrill, A. (eds.) City and Country in the Ancient World, 1991.

Richardson, L. Pompeii: An Architectural History, 1988.

Richardson, L. A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, 1992.

Robinson, O. F. Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration, 1992.

Scobie, A. ‘Slums, Sanitation and Mortality in the Roman World’ in Klio 68 (1986) 399-433

Sjoberg, G. The Preindustrial City Past and Present, 1960.

Wallace-Hadrill, A. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum, 1994.

Yavetz, Z. ‘The Living Conditions of the Urban Plebs’ in Latomus 17 (1958) 500–517; reprinted in Seager, R. The Crisis of the Roman Republic, 1969, pp.162–179.

Yegül, F.K. Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity, 1992.

 

Medicine

Barton, T.S. Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire, 1994.

Edelstein, L. Ancient Medicine, 1987.

Grmek, M.D. Diseases in the Ancient Greek World, 1989.

Hands, A.R. Charities and Social Aid in Greece and Rome, 1968.

Jackson, R. Doctors and Diseases in the Roman Empire, 1988.

Scarborough, J. Roman medicine, 1969.

Soranus Gynecology, tr. O. Temkin, 1991.

 

Population and statistics

Bagnall, R.S. and Frier, B.W. The Demography of Roman Egypt, 1994. [On Order]

Brunt, P.A. Italian Manpower, 1971, rev. ed., 1987.

Duncan–Jones, R.P. The Economy of the Roman Empire, (2nd ed.) 1982.

Duncan–Jones, R.P. ‘Age–rounding, Illiteracy and Social Differentiation in the Roman Empire’ in Chiron 7 (1977) 333–353.

Duncan-Jones, R.P. Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy, 1990 .

Engels, D. ‘The Problem of Female Infanticide in the Greco–Roman World’ in Classical Philology 75 (1980) 112–120.

Frier, B. ‘Roman Life Expectancy: Ulpian’s Evidence’ in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 86 (1982) 213–251.

Frier, B. ‘Roman Life Expectancy: The Pannonian Evidence’ in Phoenix 37 (1983) 328–344.

Frier, B. ‘Natural fertility and family limitation in Roman marriage’, Classical Philology 89 (1994) 318 33.

Harris, W. ‘The theoretical possibility of extensive infanticide in the Greco–Roman world’ in Classical Quarterly 32 (1982) 114–116.

Hopkins, K. ‘The Age of Roman Girls at Marriage’ in Population Studies 18 (1965) 309ff.

Lelis, A.A., Percy, W.A., and Verstraete, B.C. The age of marriage in ancient Rome, 2003.

Parkin, T.G. Demography and Roman Society, 1992.

Riddle, J.M. Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, 1992.

Sallares, R. The Ecology of the Ancient Greek World, 1991.

Sallares, R. Malaria and Rome: a History of Malaria in Ancient Italy, 2002.

Saller, R.P. ‘Men’s Age at Marriage and its Consequences in the Roman Family’ in Classical Philology 82 (1987) 21–34.

Saller, R.P. Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family, 1994 [part 1].

Saller, R.P., and Shaw, B.D. ‘Tombstones and Roman Family Relations in the Principate: Civilians, Soldiers and Slaves’ in Journal of Roman Studies 74 (1984) 124–156.

Scheidel, W. Measuring Sex, Age and Death in the Roman Empire: Explorations in Ancient Demography, 1996.

Scheidel, W. (ed.) Debating Roman Demography, 2001.

Shaw, B.D. ‘The Age of Roman Girls at Marriage: Some Reconsiderations’ in Journal of Roman Studies 77 (1987) 30–46.

 

Economy, agriculture, trade and commerce

Andreau, J. Banking and Business in the Roman World, 1999.

D’Arms, J.H. Commerce and Social Standing in Ancient Rome, 1981.

Bowersock, G.W. ‘The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire by M.I. Rostovtzeff’ in Daedalus 103 (1974) 15–23.

Crawford, M.H. ‘Money and Exchange in the Roman World’ in Journal of Roman Studies 60 (1970) 40–48.

Duncan–Jones, R.P. The Economy of the Roman Empire, (2nd ed.) 1982.

Duncan-Jones, R.P. Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy, 1990.

Duncan-Jones, R.P. Money and Government in the Roman Empire, 1994.

Finley, M.I. The Ancient Economy, 1973; 2nd ed. 1985.

Finley, M.I. Studies in Roman Property, 1976.

Foxhall, L. ‘The Dependent Tenant: Land Leasing and Labour in Italy and Greece’ in Journal of Roman Studies 80 (1990) 97–114.

Frank, T. An Economic Survey of Ancient Rome, 5 vols., 1933–1940.

Frayn, J.M. Subsistence Farming in Roman Italy, 1979

Garnsey, P. ‘Where did Italian peasants live?’ in Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society 25 (1979) 1–25.

Garnsey, P., Hopkins, K., and Whittaker, C.R. (eds.) Trade in the Ancient Economy, 1983.

Garnsey, P., and Whittaker, C.R. (eds.) Trade and Famine in Classical Antiquity, 1983.

Giardina, A. ‘The Merchant’ in Giardina, A. The Romans.

Greene, K., Archaeology of the Roman Economy, 1986.

Hopkins, K. ‘Economic Growth and Towns in Classical Antiquity’ in Abrams, P., Wrigley, E.A. (eds.), Towns in Societies: Essays in Economic History and Historical Sociology, 1978, pp.35-77.

Hopkins, K. ‘Taxes and Trade in the Roman Empire (200 B.C. – A.D. 400)’ in Journal of Roman Studies 70 (1981) 101–125.

Howgego, C. ‘The Supply and Use of Money in the Roman World 200 B.C. to A.D. 300’ in Journal of Roman Studies 82 (1992) 1-31.

Humphrey, J.W. et al. (eds.) Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook, 1997.

Jones, A.H.M. The Roman Economy, 1974.

Jongman, W. Economy and Society of Pompeii, 1988.

Kolendo, J. ‘The Peasant’ in Giardina, A. The Romans.

Meijer, F., and van Nijf, O. Trade, Transport, and Society in the Ancient World: a Sourcebook, 1992.

Morel, J.-P. ‘The Craftsman’ in Giardina, A. The Romans.

Morley, N. Metropolis and Hinterland: The City of Rome and the Italian Economy, 200 B.C. - A.D. 200, 1996. [On Order]

Peacock, D.P.S. Amphorae and the Roman Economy, 1986.

Rich, J., and Wallace-Hadrill, A. (eds.) City and Country in the Ancient World, 1991.

Rickman, G. The Corn Supply of Ancient Rome, 1980.

Rostovtzeff, M. The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire, 2nd ed., 1957.

White, K.D. Roman Farming, 1970.

White, K.D. Greek and Roman Technology, 1984.

 

Food

Evans, J.K. ‘Wheat production and its social consequences in the Roman world’ in Classical Quarterly 31 (1981) 428–442.

Bourne, F.C. ‘The Roman alimentary program and Italian agriculture’ in Transactions and Proceedings of the American. Philological Assoc. 91 (1960) 47–75.

Dalby, A. Food in the ancient world, A-Z, 2003.

Duncan–Jones, R. The Economy of the Roman Empire, (2nd ed.) 1982, pp.288–319.

Garnsey, P. ‘Trajan’s alimenta: some problems’ in Historia 17 (1968) 367–381.

Garnsey, P. Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World, 1988.

Garnsey, P. Cities, Peasants, and Food in Classical Antiquity: Essays in Social and Economic History, 1998.

Garnsey, P. Food and Society in Classical Antiquity, 1999.

Hands, A.R. Charities and Social Aid, 1968, pp.89–115.

Sirks, B. Food for Rome: the legal structure of the transportation and processing of supplies for the Imperial distributions in Rome and Constantinople, 1991.

Slater, W.J. Dining in a Classical Context, 1991.

 

Education

Beard, M. et al.Literacy in the Roman World, 1991.

Bonner, S.F. Education in Ancient Rome, 1977.

Bowman, A.K. and Woolf, G. (eds.) Literacy and Power in the Ancient World, 1994.

Clarke, M.L. Higher Education in the Ancient World, 1971.

Harris, W.V. Ancient Literacy, 1989. [On Order]

Marrou, H.-I. A History of Education in Antiquity, 1956.

 

Religion

Beard, M., North, J., and Price, S. Religions of Rome, 1998.

Frankfurter, D. Religion in Roman Egypt: Assimilation and Resistance, 1998.

Irby-Massie, G.L. Military Religion in Roman Britain, 1999.

Liebeschuetz, J.H.W.G. Continuity and Change in Roman Religion, 1979.

Meyer , M., and Mirecki, P. (eds.) Ancient Magic and Ritual Power, 1995.

Mueller, H.-F. Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus, 2002.

North, J.A. Roman Religion, 2000.

Ogilvie, R.M. The Romans and their Gods, 1969.

Orlin, E.M. Temples, Religion, and Politics in the Roman Republic, 1997.

Potter, D.S. Prophets and Emperors: Human and Divine Authority from Augustus to Theodosius, 1994.

Price, S.R.F. Rituals and Power: the Roman Imperial Cult in Asia Minor, 1984.

Scullard, H. H., Festivals and Ceremonies of the Roman Republic, 1981.

Staples, A. From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins: Sex and Category in Roman Religion, 1998.

Turcan, R. The Cults of the Roman Empire, tr. A. Neville, 1996.

Weinstock, S. Divus Julius, 1971.

 

Sexuality and prostitution

Adams, J.N. The Latin Sexual Vocabulary, 1982.

Adams, J.N. ‘Words for Prostitute in Latin’ in Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 126 (1983) 321–358.

Blok, J. and Mason, P. (eds.) Sexual Asymmetry: Studies in Ancient Society, 1987.

Boswell, J. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality, 1980, pp.61–87.

Deacy, S., and Pierce, K.F. (eds.) Rape in Antiquity, 1997.

Gardner, J.F. Women in Roman Law and Society, 1986, pp.132–4; 221f.

Hallett, J.P., and Skinner, M.B. (eds.) Roman Sexualities, 1997.

Hubbard, T.K. (ed.) Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: a sourcebook of basic documents, 2003.

Kiefer, O. Sexual Life in Ancient Rome, 1934.

McClure, L.K. (ed.) Sexuality and gender in the classical world: readings and sources, 2002

McGinn T.A.J. ‘The Taxation of Roman Prostitutes’ in Helios 16 (1989) 79-110

McGinn T.A.J. Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome, 1998.

McGinn T.A.J. The economy of prostitution in the Roman world: a study of social history & the brothel, 2004.

Richlin, A. (ed.) Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome, 1992.

Richlin, A. ‘Not before homosexuality: the materiality of the cinaedus and the Roman law against love between men’ in Journal of the History of Sexuality 3.4 (1993) 523-73.

Rousselle, A. Porneia: on Desire and the Body in Antiquity, 1988.

Rudd, N. Themes in Roman Satire, 1986, pp.193–225 [‘women and sex’].

Sullivan, J.P. ‘Martial’s Sexual Attitudes’ in Philologus 123 (1979) 288–302.

Williams, C.A. Roman Homosexuality: Ideologies of Masculinity in Classical Antiquity, 1999.

Winkler, J.J. The Constraints of Desire, 1989.

 

Family, gender, and the life-cycle

Arjava, A. Women and Law in Late Antiquity, 1996.

Balch, D.L. and Osiek, C. (eds.) Early Christian families in context: an interdisciplinary dialogue, 2003.

Balsdon, J.P.V.D. Roman Women, 1962, pp.173–223.

Bannon, C.J. The Brothers of Romulus: Fraternal Pietas in Roman Law, Literature, and Society, 1997.

Bauman, R.A. Women and Politics in Ancient Rome, 1992.

Blok, J., and Mason, P. (eds.) Sexual Asymmetry: Studies in Ancient Society, 1987.

Bradley, K.R. Discovering the Roman Family: Studies in Roman Social History, 1991.

Burguière, A. et al. (eds.) A History of the Family, vol.1, 1996 [chapters 6-7].

Carcopino, J. Daily Life in Ancient Rome, 1941, chapter 4.

Clark, G. Women in the Ancient World, 1989.

Clark, G. Women in Late Antiquity: Pagan and Christian Life-styles, 1993.

Cooper, K. The Virgin and the Bride: Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity, 1996.

Crook, J.A. Law and Life of Rome, 1967, pp.98–138.

D’Ambrosio, A. Women and Beauty in Pompeii, 2001.

Dixon, S. The Roman Mother, 1988.

Dixon, S. The Roman Family, 1992.

Dixon, S. (ed.) Childhood, Class and Kin in the Roman World, 2001.

Evans, J.K. War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome, 1991.

Evans Grubbs, J. Law and Family in Late Antiquity: the Emperor Constantine’s Marriage Legislation, 1995.

Evans Grubbs, J. Women and the Law in the Roman Empire: a Sourcebook on Marriage, Divorce and Widowhood, 2002.

Eyben, E. ‘Antiquity’s View of Puberty’ in Latomus 31 (1972) 677–97.

Eyben, E. Restless Youth in Ancient Rome, 1993.

Flemming, R. Medicine and the Making of Roman Women, 2000.

Foxhall, L., and Salmon, J.B. (eds.) Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition, 1998.

Foxhall, L., and Salmon, J.B. (eds.) When Men Were Men: Masculinity, Power, and Identity in Classical Antiquity, 1998.

Gardner, J.F. Women in Roman Law and Society, 1986.

Gardner, J.F., and Wiedemann, T.E.J. (eds.) The Roman Household: a Sourcebook, 1991.

Gardner, J.F. Being a Roman Citizen, 1993.

Gardner, J.F. Family and Familia in Roman Law and Life, 1998.

Hallett, J.P. Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society, 1984.

Harlow, M., and Laurence, R. Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome: a Life Course Approach, 2002.

Hawley, R. and Levick, B. (eds.) Women in Antiquity: New Assessments, 1995.

Hopkins, K. ‘Contraception in the Roman Empire’ in Comparative Studies in Society and History 8 (1965/6) 124–151.

Huskinson. J. Roman Children’s Sarcophagi: their Decoration and its Social Significance, 1996.

Joshel, S.R., and Murnaghan, S. Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture: Differential Equations, 1998.

Kampen, N. Image and Status: Roman Working Women in Ostia, 1981.

Kertzer, D., and Saller, R. (eds.) The Family in Italy from Antiquity to the Present, 1991

Krause, J.-U. Die Familie und weitere anthropologische Grundlagen, 1992 [bibliography].

Lefkowitz, M.R., and Fant, M.B. (eds.) Women’s Life in Greece and Rome, 1982 [sourcebook; various editions].

Moxnes, H. Constructing Early Christian Families: Family as Social Reality and Metaphor, 1997.

Parkin, T.G. Old Age in the Roman World; A Cultural and Social History, 2003.

Pomeroy, S.B. (ed.) Women’s History and Ancient History, 1991.

Rawson, B. ‘Family life among the lower classes at Rome in the first two centuries of the empire’ in Classical Philology 61 (1966) 71-83.

Rawson, B. ‘Roman concubinage and other de facto marriages’ in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 104 (1974) 279–305.

Rawson, B. (ed.) The Family in Ancient Rome, 1986.

Rawson, B. (ed.) Marriage, Divorce and Children in Ancient Rome, 1991.

Rawson, B. and Weaver, P. (eds.) The Roman Family in Italy: Status, Sentiment, Space, 1997.

Rawson, B. Children and childhood in Roman Italy, 2003

Rousselle, A. Porneia: on Desire and the Body in Antiquity, 1988.

Rowlandson, J., and Bagnall, R.S. (eds.) Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt: a Sourcebook, 1998.

Saller, R.P. ‘Roman dowry and the devolution of property in the principate’ in Classical Quarterly 34 (1984) 195-205.

Saller, R.P. ‘Familia, domus, and the Roman conception of the family’ in Phoenix 38 (1984) 336-55.

Saller, R.P. ‘Men’s age at marriage and its consequences in the Roman family’ in Classical Philology 82 (1987) 20-35.

Saller, R.P. ‘Slavery and the Roman family’ in Finley, M.I. (ed.), Classical Slavery, 1987, pp.65-87.

Saller, R.P. Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family, 1994.

Saller, R.P., and Shaw, B.D. ‘Tombstones and Roman Family Relations in the Principate: Civilians, Soldiers and Slaves’ in Journal of Roman Studies 74 (1984) 124–156.

Severy, B. Augustus and the Family at the Birth of the Roman Empire, 2003.

Shaw, B.D. ‘Latin funerary epigraphy and family life in the later Roman empire’ in Historia 33 (1984) 457-97.

Shaw, B.D. ‘The family in late antiquity: the experience of Augustine’ in Past and Present 115 (1987) 3 51.

Skinner, M.B. (ed.) Rescuing Creusa: New Methodological Approaches to Women in Antiquity, 1987.

Treggiari, S. Roman Marriage, 1991.

Veyne, P. (ed.) A History of Private Life, I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantine, 1987

Watson, P.A. Ancient Stepmothers: Myth, Misogyny and Reality (Mnemosyne supplement 143), 1995.

Wiedemann, T. Adults and Children in the Roman Empire, 1989.

Wyke, M. (ed.) Gender and the Body in the Ancient Mediterranean, 1998.

 

Army and warfare

Alston, R. Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt: a Social History, 1995.

Campbell, B. The Emperor and the Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 235, 1984.

Campbell, B. The Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 337: A Sourcebook, 1994.

Campbell, B. War and Society in Imperial Rome, 31 BC - AD 284

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