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Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death (Hardback, Main)

By Jones, Peter

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Romans inhabited a world where man, knowing nothing about hygiene let alone disease, had no defences against nature. Death was everywhere. Half of all Roman children were dead by the age of five. Only eight per cent of the population made it over sixty. One bizarre result was tha...t half the population consisted of teenagers. From the elites' philosophical take on the brevity of life to the epitaphs left by butchers, bakers and buffoons, Memento Mori ('Remember you are mortal') shows how the Romans faced up to this world and attempted to take the sting out of death.
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ISBN 9781786494801
Released NZ 28 Nov 2018
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Hardback, Main
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Series Classic Civilisations
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ISBN-13 9781786494801
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Released 28 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Jones, Peter
Series Classic Civilisations
Category Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Social Groups: Elderly
Psychology
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 937
Weight 405g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Old age - Rome, Death - Rome, Rome - Social life and customs
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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