This well-written and well-researched social history succeeds in making life in ancient Rome alive and dynamic. Book contains chapters on The City of Rome, Growing up in Ancient Rome, Family Life, Slavery, Earning a Living, Leisure Hours, and Religion. Supplements include a map of the city of Rome, a chronological summary, bibliography and 85 illustrations. By F.R. Cowell. Penguin Books. Paperback. 208 pages.