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Roman Games: A Sourcebook (Alison Futrell (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405115681
Roman Games: A Sourcebook (Alison Futrell (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405115681
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Title: The Roman Games: A Sourcebook

Author: Futrell, Alison (ed)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405115681

Volumes: 1; Pages: 272

List Price in Cloth: $119.95 Our price: $105.99

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This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to every aspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial combat and chariot racing.* 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".* Includes numerous illustrations.* Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wild animal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat.* Combines political, social, religious and archaeological perspectives.* Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important feature of ancient life.ContentsList of IllustrationsPreface1. The Politics of the Arena2. The Venue3. A Day at the Games4. The Life of the Gladiator5. Christians and the Arena6. Chariot Races and Water ShowsTime Line of Roman HistoryGlossary of Terms and NamesSuggestions for Further ReadingIndex
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