The Roman Games

The Roman Games
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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 272
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ISBN-10 : 9781405153157
ISBN-13 : 1405153156
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Book Synopsis The Roman Games by : Alison Futrell

Download or read book The Roman Games written by Alison Futrell and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-02-09 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to everyaspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial combat andchariot racing. Draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as wellas 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 wildanimal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat. Combines political, social, religious and archaeologicalperspectives. Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important featureof ancient life.


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