The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Roman Games * 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 of art. * Offers snapshots of "a day at the games" and "the life of a gladiator".
- Published: 06 February 2006
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405115698 ISBN 10: 1405115696
- Sales rank: 440,041
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This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to every aspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial combat and chariot racing. It draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as well as depictions of the games in mosaics and other works of art. It offers snapshots of 'a day at the games' and 'the life of a gladiator'. It includes numerous illustrations. It covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wild animal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat. It combines political, social, religious and archaeological perspectives. It facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important feature of ancient life.