The ancient middle classes urban life, economics, and a new aesthetic in the Roman Empire, 100 BCE-250 CE by Emanuel Mayer

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • Civilization,
  • Middle class,
  • Social classes

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementEmanuel Mayer
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDG78 .M42 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25151207M
ISBN 109780674050334
LC Control Number2011051597

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The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire, BCE– CE (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire, BCE– CE. Author. Mayer, Ernst Emanuel. Publisher. Harvard University Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book.

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