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Ancient Greece comes alive in this vibrant portrait of the daily lives of ordinary people—men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Robert Garland presents a wealth of fascinating, sometimes surprising information about our spiritual, cultural, and intellectual ancestors during this influential period. Did Greeks share our notion of romantic love? How stable was the family? How did they relax? What did they eat? Why was it more desirable to be a slave than a day laborer? Were they really more cultivated than we are? Unique and descriptive, the attractive volume include includes images throughout, as well as maps.
Robert Garland is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics at Colgate University. He is the author of many books, including The Greek Way of Death (Cornell University Press), The Greek Way of Life (University of Michigan Press), and Julius Caesar (Liverpool University Press). He lives in Hamilton, NY.