Significantly expanded and updated in light of the most recent scholarship, the second edition of Garland's engaging introduction to ancient Greek society brings this world vividly to life—and, in doing so, explores the perspectives and morals of typical ancient Greek citizens across a wide range of societal levels. Food and drink, literacy, the plight of the elderly, the treatment of slaves, and many more aspects of daily life in ancient Greece also come into sharp focus. More than sixty illustrations are included, as are maps, a chronology, a glossary of Greek terms, and suggestions for further reading.
"Garland's Daily Life remains the best single volume snapshot of everyday society in ancient Greece."
—G. J. Oliver, Department of Classics, Brown University
"This is really fine—lively and reliable—an excellent introduction to the classical world."
—Peter Heinegg, Union College, review of the first edition
About the Author:
Robert Garland is Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, Colgate University.