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The Roman games : historical sources in translation

Author: Alison Futrell
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Series: Blackwell sourcebooks in ancient history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This sourcebook presents a wealth of material that casts light on the tradition of Roman spectacle, with special focus on gladiatorial combat and chariot racing. Drawing on literary descriptions, inscriptions, reliefs, mosaics, and archaeological features, The Roman Games offers a range of political, social, and religious perspectives. Featuring the accounts of eyewitnesses and participants, the book reconstructs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Futrell
ISBN: 9781405115698 1405115696
OCLC Number: 302410233
Notes: Also published under title: The Roman games : a sourcebook.
Description: xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The politics of the arena --
The venue --
A day at the games --
The life of the gladiator --
Christians and the arena --
Chariot races and water shows.
Series Title: Blackwell sourcebooks in ancient history.
Other Titles: Historical sources in translation
Responsibility: Alison Futrell.
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A collection of source material relating to the rich tradition of Roman spectacle. Draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as well as depictions of the games in mosaics and other works  Read more...

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