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  1. Everyday Life for the Roman Schoolboy

    ... helped him to reproduce Roman social structure. Keith Hopkins is Professor of Ancient History at King's College, Cambridge and author ...

  2. Gladiators Were Vegetarians

    According to a recent study, gladiators were mostly vegetarians and their diets consisted, above all, of barley and vegetables. They were neither too poor to buy meat nor staunch defenders of animal rights; instead, their carbohydrate-rich diets made them put on weight, which both protected them during fights and made them appear more spectacular, which pleased the crowds.

  3. The Roman Revolution?

    ... from other societies – Imperial China, for example (so Keith Hopkins, Journal of Roman Studies 68 (1978) 178-86). Others stand as the ...

  4. What is Social History?

    ... more conservative one by Peter Laslett and Alan Macfarlane. Keith Thomas' magnificent Man and the Natural World, like his earlier Religion ... collective of History Workshop Journal. Keith Hopkins A recently published papyrus from Roman Egypt, dating from the ...

  5. Britain: Land Beyond Hope and Glory?

    ... British consciousness? It has been argued by historians like Keith Robbins that: The Empire penetrated the emotions of millions. It ... and the World, 1780-1830, (Longman, 1989); P.J. Cain & A.G. Hopkins, British Imperialism; Innovation & Expansion, 1688-1914, (Longman, ...

  6. Reading History: The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation

    ... in Gerald Strauss' Luther's House of Learning (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978). The affinities are obvious. So also is the ... – and as a means of controlling the physical environment, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ...

  7. Roman Britain

    ... the current professor of Ancient History at Cambridge, Keith Hopkins, to remark that 'archaeologists seem more interested in doing another ...

  8. Greek Geriatrics

    ... period. In his study of Roman sepulchral inscriptions, Keith Hopkins claims that the median age of wives at death was 34 and of husbands ...

  9. The City States of Classical Greece

    ... for other periods in the ancient world: cf. Peter Garnsey, Keith Hopkins and C.R. Whittaker, eds, Trade in the Ancient Economy (Chatto & ...

  10. Murderous Games: Gladiatorial Contests in Ancient Rome

    ... wrote Tertullian with typical insight, 'in murder'. Keith Hopkins is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brunel University and the ...