Daily Life in the Ancient World


To view the assignment handout, click here:


Click the links below for the resources pages on specific ancient civilizations:


Click the links below for the topics pages on specific ancient civilizations:

General resources about life in the ancient world are listed below:


Reference Books

  • Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, Volume 1: The Ancient World - R Q. 909 D143
  • Technology in World History, Volume 1: Prehistoric and Ancient World - R Q. 909 T226
  • Encyclopedia of the Ancient World - R 930.03 En192
  • Exploring Ancient Civilizations - R Q. 930.03 Ex74
  • History of the Ancient and Medieval World, 2nd edition - R Q. 940.1 H6292 2009

Online Resources


Credo Reference
Use Credo Reference to search across 422 reference books including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject-specific resources. Credo Reference covers every major subject including art, science, history, music, foreign language, politics and literature.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text access to dozens of encyclopedias in all subject areas. Good selection of history, science, and social science encyclopedias!

Encyclopædia Britannica
The online version of your favorite all-encompassing general-knowledge encyclopedia.