The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation. Front Cover. Alison Futrell. Wiley, Feb 9, – History – pages. Roman Games has 31 ratings and 0 reviews. This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to everyaspect of Roman spectacles. The Roman Games by Alison Futrell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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The arena and Christian identity. They moaned, as if wailing, and caused the spectators such distress that, forgetting Pompey and his lavish display specially devised to honor them, they rose in a body, in tears and heaped dire curses on Pompey, the effects of which he soon suffered. It offers snapshots of ‘a day at the games’ and ‘the life of a gladiator’. Dimitri rated it liked it Jul 26, Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wildanimal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat.
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Back cover copy This sourcebook presents a wealth of material that casts light onthe rich tradition of Roman spectacle, with special focus ongladiatorial combat and chariot racing.
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The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation
Shows as Political Assemblies. Speaking about love, there is also an interesting tidbit about the dictator Sulla, who meets his last wife at the games, according to Alieon. Tana rated it really liked it Apr 14, Victoria Lee rated it liked it Aug 20, Origins of Gladiatorial Combat. Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important featureof ancient life.
The Roman Games: A Sourcebook by Alison Futrell
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It combines political, social, religious and archaeological fuutrell. Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wild animal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat.
Adam rated it really liked it Feb 18, Slave gladiators and the Spartacan War. Life in the ludi. Book ratings by Goodreads. Since only one ludus furnished gladiators for a given set of games, they would have had to fight each other and possibly wound or kill close friends they had formed during their time together.
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