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Public spectacles in Roman and late antique Palestine

Author: Zeev Weiss
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Series: Revealing antiquity, 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces readers to the panoply of public entertainment that flourished in Palestine from the first century BCE to the sixth century CE. Drawing on a trove of original archaeological and textual evidence, Zeev Weiss reconstructs an ancient world where Romans, Jews, and Christians intermixed amid a heady brew of shouts, roars, and applause to watch a variety of typically pagan spectacles.
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Weiss, Zeev, 1959-
Public spectacles in Roman and late antique Palestine.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013027086
(OCoLC)861478255
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zeev Weiss
ISBN: 9780674726628 0674726626
OCLC Number: 879576064
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 361 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The beginning : the introduction of public spectacles and competitions into ancient Palestine --
Shaping the city's landscape : buildings for mass entertainment in their urban context --
Entertaining the crowds : performances, competitions, and shows --
Financing, organization, and operation --
Adopting a novelty : Jewish attitudes toward Roman spectacles and competitions --
Public spectacles and socio-cultural behavior in late antique Palestine.
Series Title: Revealing antiquity, 21.
Responsibility: Zeev Weiss.
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