The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation
by Alison Futrell (Editor)
“This excellent book promises to be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the violent entertainments of the Roman arena. Futrell’s collection of sources enables readers to see the broader context of the games, offering a first rate collection of material for life outside the amphitheater, as well as for events that took place within it.” David Potter, University of Michigan
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.
ASIN : B000RQH9Q0
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition (June 9, 2008)
Publication date : June 9, 2008
Language : English
File size : 3577 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Print length : 273 pages