The Roman Games: A Sourcebook (Blackwell Sourcebooks In Ancient History)

The Roman Games: A Sourcebook (Blackwell Sourcebooks In Ancient History)

  • Publish Date: 2006-01-23
  • Binding: Paperback
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This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to every aspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial combat and chariot racing.

  • Draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as well as depictions of the games in mosaics and other works of art.
  • Offers snapshots of a day at the games and the life of a gladiator.
  • Includes numerous illustrations.
  • Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wild animal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat.
  • Combines political, social, religious and archaeological perspectives.
  • Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important feature of ancient life.

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