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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A Sourcebook by Alison Futrell.

While so engaged, he seized the stick of wood, tipped with a sponge, which was used for the vilest purposes and stuffed it, just as it was, down his throat; thus he blocked up his windpipe and choked the breath from his body.

The emperor and political spectacle. Alison Futrell has made an excellent selection and she introduces and links the extracts with very lucid and helpful commentary.

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Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wildanimal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat. Anatha rated it liked it Sep 04, It combines political, social, religious and archaeological perspectives. Jlrt37 rated it really liked it Feb 12, Christian denunciation of the Arena. This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to everyaspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial combat andchariot racing.

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Table of contents Reviews Features Illustrations. If there is one thing that is certain, it is that history repeats itself, given enough time as basic human nature has not really changed over the centuries.

The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation

The emperor and the arena. Those interested in ancient Rome will welcome this fine sourcebook Want to Read saving…. A Day at the Games. Inaugural Games at the Flavian Amphitheater. Description This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to every aspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial futerll and chariot racing. Would you like to change to the site?

Drawing on literarydescriptions, inscriptions, reliefs, mosaics, and archaeologicalfeatures, The Roman Games offers a range of political, social, and religious perspectives. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Andrea rated it it was ok Apr 05, Mixed edifices in the Western Empire.

Combines political, social, religious and archaeological perspectives. The Best Books of It facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important feature of ancient life. Draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as wellas depictions of the games in mosaics and other works romah art. Suggestions for Further Reading. Elites in the Arena.

Description This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to every aspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial combat and chariot racing. I did find a number of things which I was not aware of and must commend the author for the painstaking way in which this body of sources has been compiled. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. What a brave fellow! Kevin rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Christians and the Arena.

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The Roman Games : Historical Sources in Translation

Emma English rated it really liked it May 03, The Life of the Gladiator. It is always difficult to stomach such accounts, especially with our modern perceptions and sensibilities. Matthew rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Nero delighted in presenting Christians, his favorite target group for persecution, while Commodus presented himself fufrell the arena. Alison Futrell has made an excellent selection and she introduces and links the extracts with very lucid and helpful commentary.

Roman Games by Alison Futrell

Power of Life and Death. Imperial Spectacle as Political Forum. Good Spectacles vs Bad Spectacles.