1 copy ordered for CCRI-Newport orders on 06-16-2011.
253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. -247) and index
Introduction : elite and popular cultures -- Problem-solving -- Mental health -- The world turned bottom up -- Common scents, common senses -- Popular resistance -- Conclusion : towards a Christian popular culture
The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world