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Blood in the arena : the spectacle of Roman power

Author: Alison Futrell
Publisher: Austin, Tex. Univ. of Texas Press 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. paperback printingView all editions and formats

An exploration of the Roman amphitheater as a key social and political institution for binding Rome and its provinces.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Futrell
ISBN: 9780292725232 029272523X
OCLC Number: 845003736
Description: XII, 338 Seiten Illustrationen Karten
Contents: AbbreviationsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionI. BeginningsCampanian Gladiators Etruscan GladiatorsOrigines GladiatorumEarly Spectacle in RomeThe Late Republic: Spectacle and Political ManipulationThe Imperial GamesII. A Scatter of CirclesThe Iberian PeninsulaBritanniaThe Northeastern FrontierThe GalliaeIII. Order and Struggle: Cult in the AmphitheaterImperial CultCeltic CultNemesis IV. The System of ConstructionThe Early BuildersBuilders during the Empire Management LaborMilitary AmphitheatersTechnologyTickets and SeatingV. The Magic Ring: Human Sacrifice in the ArenaPatterns of Human Sacrifice Human Sacrifice in RomeThe Ideology of Human SacrificeConclusion Appendix I. Amphitheaters and Central Place TheoryAppendix II. Pliny in BithyniaNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Alison Futrell


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