The Roman Games

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Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   January 23, 2006
ISBN  1405115696
Pages  266

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Description

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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