1. The Family
  2. Roman Names
  3. Marriage and Women
  4. Children and Education
  5. Slaves and Dependents
  6. The House and Furniture
  7. Dress and Ornaments
  8. Food and Meals
  9. Amusements
  10. Travel and Correspondence
  11. Sources of Income
  12. Farming and Country Life
  13. Town Life
  14. Funeral Customs
  15. The Roman Religion
  16. The Water Supply of Rome

The Private Life of the Romans
by Harold Whetstone Johnston, Revised by Mary Johnston
Scott, Foresman and Company (1903, 1932)


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ABBOTT, FRANK FROST, The Common People of Ancient Rome (New York, Scribner’s, 1911). [Abbott, The Common People.]

ABBOTT, FRANK FROST, A Short History of Rome (Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Company, 1906). [Abbott, History of Rome.]

ABBOTT, FRANK FROST, A History and Description of Roman Political Institutions, third edition (Boston, Ginn, 1911). [Abbott, Roman Political Institutions.]

ABBOTT, FRANK FROST, Roman Politics, in the Series entitled “Our Debt to Greece and Rome” (Boston, Marshall Jones Company, 1923; now published by Longmans; New York). [Abbott, Roman Politics.]

ABBOTT, FRANK FROST, Society and Politics in Ancient Rome (New York, Scribner’s, 1909). [Abbott, Society and Politics.]

ABBOTT, FRANK FROST, and JOHNSON, ALLEN CHESTER, Municipal Administration in the Roman Empire (Princeton University Press, 1926). [Abbott and Johnson.]

BAILEY, CYRIL, The Legacy of Rome (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1923). [Bailey, Legacy.]

BAILEY, CYRIL, The Religion of Ancient Rome (London, Constable, 1921). [Bailey, Religion.]

BAUMEISTER: see page 25.

BECKER-GÖLL: see page 23.

BLÜMNER (two works): see pages 23 and 24.

BOAK, A. E. R., A History of Rome to 565 A.D., second edition (New York, Macmillan, 1929). [Boak.]

CAGNAT, RENÉ: Cours d’épigraphie latine, fourth edition (Paris, Fontemoing, 1914). [Cagnat, Cours d’épigraphie latine.]

CAGNAT-CHAPOT: see page 24.

CALZA: see page 26.

CARTER, JESSE BENEDICT, The Religion of Numa (London, Macmillan, 1906). [Carter, Religion.]

CARTER, JESSE BENEDICT, The Religious Life of Ancient Rome (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1911). [Carter, Religious Life.]

CHARLESWORTH, MARTIN PERCIVAL, Trade-Routes and Commerce of the Roman Empire, second edition (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1926). [Charlesworth.]

CICERO, Selected Orations and Letters of Cicero, edited by Harold Whetstone Johnston, revised by Hugh Macmaster Kingery (Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Company, 1910). [Johnston-Kingery.]

DAREMBERG-SAGLIO: see page 25.

DAVIS, WILLIAM STEARNS, The Influence of Wealth in Imperial Rome (New York, Macmillan, 1910). [Davis.]

DILL, SAMUEL, Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius (London, Macmillan, 1904). [Dill.]

DUFF, A. M., Freedmen in the Early Roman Empire (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1928). [Duff.]

EGBERT, JAMES C., JR., Introduction to the Study of Latin Inscriptions (New York, American Book Company, 1896). [Egbert.]

ENGELMANN: see page 26.

FOWLER, W. WARDE, The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic (London, Macmillan, 1899). [Fowler, Festivals.]

FOWLER, W. WARDE, The Religious Experience of the Roman People from the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus (London, Macmillan, 1911). [Fowler, Religious Experience.]

FOWLER, W. WARDE, Social Life at Rome in the Age of Cicero (London, Macmillan, 1909). [Fowler, Social Life.]

FRANK, TENNEY, An Economic History of Rome to the End of the Republic, second edition (Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins Press, 1927). [Frank, An Economic History.]

FRANK, TENNEY, A History of Rome (New York, Holt, 1923). [Frank, History of Rome.]

FRIEDLÄNDER, Roman Life and Manners, etc.: see pages 23-24.

FRIEDLÄNDER, LUDWIG, Städtewesen im Italien im ersten Jahrhundert, translated by William E. Waters, under the title Town Life in Ancient Italy (Boston, Sanborn, 1902). The English translation is the work referred to in this book. [Friedländer-Waters.]

GEST, ALEXANDER PURVES, Engineering, in the Series entitled “Our Debt to Greece and Rome” (New York, Longmans, 1930). [Gest.]

GRANRUD, JOHN E., Roman Constitutional History (Boston, Allyn and Bacon, 1902). [Granrud.]

GREENIDGE, A. H. J., Roman Public Life (London, Macmillan, 1901). [Greenidge.]

GUSMAN: see page 26.

GWYNN, AUBREY, Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1926). [Gwynn.]

HALL, F. W., A Companion to Classical Texts (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1913). [Hall.]

HALLIDAY, WILLIAM REGINALD, Lectures on the History of Roman Religion (Liverpool, The University Press of Liverpool; London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1922). [Halliday.]

HARPER’S: see page 25.

HEITLAND, W. E., Agricola: A Study of Agriculture and Rustic Life in the Graeco-Roman World from the Point of View of Labour (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1921). [Heitland.]

HERSCHEL, CLEMENS, The Two Books on the Water Supply of the City of Rome of Sextus Julius Frontinus, Water Commissioner of the City of Rome A.D. 97, second edition (New York, Longmans, 1913). Frontinus’s work on aqueducts was translated also by Bennett, Charles E., as part of a volume on Frontinus in The Loeb Classical Library (London, Heinemann-New York, Putnam’s, 1925). [Herschel.]

JOHNSTON, HAROLD WHETSTONE, Latin Manuscripts (Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Company, 1897). [Johnston, Latin Manuscripts.]

JOHNSTON-KINGERY: see page 410, under Cicero.

JONES, H. STUART: see page 24.

LANCIANI, RODOLFO, Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1889). [Lanciani, Ancient Rome.]

LANCIANI, RODOLFO, The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome. A Companion Book for Students and Travelers (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1897). [Lanciani, Ruins.]

McDANIEL, WALTON BROOKS, Roman Private Life, etc.: see page 24.

McDANIEL, WALTON BROOKS, Guide for the Study of English Books on Roman Private Life (New York, The Service Bureau for Classical Teachers, 1926). [McDaniel, Guide.]

MARQUARDT, Das Privatleben der Römer: see page 23.

MARQUARDT, JOACHIM, Römische Staatsverwaltung, second edition, in three volumes (Leipzig, Hirzel, 1881, 1884, 1888). The second volume was revised by H. Dessau and A. v. Domaszewski, the third by G. Wissowa). [Marquardt, Staatsverwaltung.]

MAU-KELSEY: see page 26.

MIDDLETON, J. HENRY, The Remains of Ancient Rome, two volumes (London and Edinburgh, Black, 1892). [Middleton.]

OVERBECK: see page 26.

PAULY-WISSOWA: see pages 24-25.

REID, JAMES S., The Municipalities of the Roman Empire (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1913). [Reid.]

RICH: see page 25.

RITSCHL, FRIEDRICH, Priscae Latinitatis Monumenta Epigraphica ad Archetyporum Fidem Exemplis Lithographis Repraesentata (Berlin, 1862).

Roman Farm Management. The Treatises of Cato and Varro, Done into English with Notes of Modern Instances, by a Virginia Farmer (New York, Macmillan, 1913). The “Virginia Farmer” was Fairfax Harrison. [Roman Farm Management.]

ROSTOVTZEFF, MICHAEL, The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1926). [Rostovtzeft.]

SANDYS, A Companion, etc.: see page 24.

SANDYS, SIR JOHN EDWIN, Latin Epigraphy: An Introduction to the Study of Latin Inscriptions, second edition, revised by S. G. Campbell (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1927). [Sandys, Latin Inscriptions.]

SCHREIBER: see page 25.

SHERMAN, CHARLES PHINEAS, Roman Law in the Modern World, three volumes (Boston, The Boston Book Company, 1917). [Sherman.]

SHOWERMAN, GRANT, Rome and the Romans (New York, Macmillan, 1931). [Showerman.]

SMITH: see page 25.

TANZER, HELEN H., The Villas of Pliny the Younger (New York, Columbia University Press, 1924). [Tanzer.]

WALTERS: see page 25.

WALTZING, JEAN PIERRE, Étude historique sur les corporations professionelles chez les Romains, depuis les origines jusqu’à la chute de l’empire d’occident, four volumes (Louvain, 1895-1900). [Waltzing.]

WILSON, LILLIAN M., The Roman Toga (Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins Press, 1924). [Wilson.]

1 This list includes all works named or cited in this book. At the close of each item will be given in square brackets [   ] the abbreviation by which the particular work will be named in references to it in this book.


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