Personal Status Board,status board,PSB Pro Version,PSB,PHP empowered communication,parenting,social evolution,social connectedness,social connections,social connection,the social connection,social connectedness,social evolution,social network,social network software,online social networks,social networking tools,online social networking,social network site,online social network,the social network,networks social,business social network,business social networking,business social networks,social business network
email others
link to us
Home     MCs     Novel     Articles     MC Matching     Magic Carpet     Products & Services     Contact Us     Links


Authoritative and Democratic Parenting Programs
(Comparison Chart)

_____________________

Send us your questions and comments.
_____________________

site search by freefind

_____________________

Free Personal Status Boards (PSB™)

Free Standard Free PSB

Free PSB Pro Version

Free Social PSB

Free Social PSB Plus (with Email)

Free Business PSB

Free Business PSB Plus (with Email)

PSB demo

Social PSB demo

Business PSB demo

So what's all this PSB stuff about?

Chart comparing business status boards

PSB hosting diagram

PSB Licence Agreement



Copyright © 2002 -
MCS Investments, Inc. sitemap


The Big Answer


To link to this article from your blog or webpage, copy and paste the url below into your blog or homepage.

A History of Private Life, Volume I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium

a book by Paul Veyne, editor

(our site's book review)

The book is the first of 5 in the series.

Among other things, the book points out the solidarity people experienced centuries ago—solidarity with relatives and extended family, whom they lived with or near, and solidarity with neighbors. This is not the way Americans normally live—proximity is not solidarity.

This book reveals in intimate detail what life was really like in the ancient world. Behind the vast panorama of the pagan Roman empire, the reader discovers the intimate daily lives of citizens and slaves—from concepts of manhood and sexuality to marriage and the family, the roles of women, chastity and contraception, techniques of childbirth, homosexuality, religion, the meaning of virtue, and the separation of private and public spaces.

The fall of Rome is a lesson for us today: corruption leads to disaster
The fall of Rome is a lesson for us today: corruption leads to disaster

The emergence of Christianity in the West and the triumph of Christian morality with its emphasis on abstinence, celibacy, and austerity is startlingly contrasted with the profane and undisciplined private life of the Byzantine Empire. Unfortunately, these moralistic attitudes laid the groundwork for such Church-perpetrated atrocities as witch burnings, the Inquisition, and general oppression of the people. The Enlightenment was a breath of fresh air into the stagnant lives people were used to.

See Sacred Pleasure and A Dream Deferred.

A witch burning
A witch burning