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Primary Source Material

Petronius. The Satyricon. Translated by William Arrowsmith. New York: The New American Library, Inc., 1959

Strabo, Geography.

Tacitus for Germany
Philo & Josephus for Judaism
Acts & Pauline Epistles for Christianity

Other Sources

Boucher, Francois. 20,000 Years of Fashion. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Braun & Schneider. Historic Costume in Pictures. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1975.

Carcopino, Jerome. Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire. Edited by Henry T. Rowell. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1940.

Cary, M., and H.H. Scullard. A History of Rome. 3rd edition. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1975.

Christ, Karl. The Romans: An Introduction to Their History and Civilisation. Berkeley and L.A.: University of California Press, 1984. Extensive topical bibliography.

D'Arms, John H. Commerce and Social Standing in Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981.

Davidson, Basil. Africa in History. New York: Collier Books (Macmillan Publishing Company), 1974.

Ferguson, John. Religions of the Roman Empire. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1970.

Fox, Robin Lane. Pagans and Christians. San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986.

Heichelheim, Fritz M., Cedric A. Yeo, Allen M. Ward. A History of the Roman People. Second Edition. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1984. Excellent bibliography, organized by topic.

Hull, John M. Hellenistic Magic and the Synoptic Tradition.

July, Robert W. A History of the African People. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970.

Klingaman, William K. The First Century. 1990 (?).

Lewis, Naphtali. Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

Lewis, Naphtali, and M. Rinehold. Roman Civilization: A Sourcebook. 2 vols. New York: Harper and Row, 196.

MacMullen, Ramsey. Roman Social Relations: 50 B.C. to A.D. 284. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974.

MacMullen, Ramsey. Paganism in the Roman Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.

Millar, F. et al. The Roman Empire and Its Neighbours. 2nd ed. London, 1981.

Pomeroy, Sarah B. Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity. New York: Schoken Books, 1975. Extensive bibliography.

Pomeroy, Sarah B. Women in Hellenistic Egypt.

Reicke, Bo. The New Testament Era.

Rostovtzeff, M. I. Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire (2nd ed.), revised by P. M. Frazer. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957.

Sherwin-White, A.N. Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1963.

Smallwood, E. Mary. The Jews Under Roman Rule.

Talbert, Richard J.A., ed. Atlas of Classical History. London & Sydney: Croom Helm, 1985. Good, accessible bibliography of mostly recent works, mostly in English.

The Times Atlas of World History.

Veyne, P. A History of Private Life, vol. I, The Roman and Byzantine World.

Yamauchi, E. New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor.


Davis, Lindsey. Silver Pigs et al. Murder mysteries set in first-century Rome!

Graves, Robert. I, Claudius and Claudius the God.


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum



I, Claudius (Masterpiece Theatre)


The Life of Brian