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At home in Roman Egypt : a social archaeology

Title
At home in Roman Egypt : a social archaeology / Anna Lucille Boozer, Baruch College, CUNY.
ISBN
9781108830928
1108830927
9781108914543
Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Copyright Notice Date
©2021
Physical Description
ix, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Summary
"What was life like for ordinary people who lived in Roman Egypt? In this volume, Anna Lucille Boozer reconstructs and examines the everyday lives of non-elite individuals. It is the first book to bring a "life course" approach to the study of Roman Egypt and Egyptology more generally. Based on evidence drawn from objects, portraits, and letters, she focuses on the quotidian details that were most meaningful to those who lived during the centuries of Roman occupation. Boozer explores these individuals through each phase of the life cycle - from conception, childbirth, childhood, and youth, to adulthood and old age - and focuses on essential themes such as religion, health, disability, death, and the afterlife. Illuminating the lives of people forgotten by most historians, her richly illustrated volume also shows how ordinary people experienced and enacted social and cultural change"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Boozer, Anna Lucille, 1977- At home in Roman Egypt Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 21, 2022
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Homelife
Settings and communities
Conception, birth, and childhood
Adulthood
Making the home
Caring for the body and constructing difference
Religion, ritual, and magic
Health, disability, and old age
Death and the afterlife
Homelife in Roman Egypt and beyond.
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