Relief depicting a flower and vegetable seller, 2nd century AD, Roman. Stone. Museo della Civilta Romana, Rome, Italy / Bridgeman Images

Beyond the 1%: How Everyday Romans Lived



How did 99% of Romans experience city life? Roman scholar Jeremy Hartnett moves beyond the refined realms of palatial villas and the lofty world of statesmen to consider a day in the sandals of the city’s poorer residents. Drawing on the evidence of Pompeii and its streets, Hartnett explores how people scraped together a living, scavenged for something to eat, sought out some excitement, and prayed for a better tomorrow.

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