The Roman Games

Pub Date : 2009-02-09 | Author : Alison Futrell | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 9781405153157
ISBN 13 : 1405153156

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 a..

Cruelty And Civilization

Pub Date : 2012-11-12 | Author : Roland Auguet | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781135093433
ISBN 13 : 1135093431

Roland Auguet examines the Roman taste for blood and considers what the games, that strange combination of Cruelty and Civilization, reveal about the Roman mentality. He shows how ..

The Day Commodus Killed A Rhino

Pub Date : 2014-11-14 | Author : Jerry Toner | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421415864
ISBN 13 : 1421415860

The Roman emperor Commodus wanted to kill a rhinoceros with a bow and arrow, and he wanted to do it in the Colosseum. Commodus’s passion for hunting animals was so fervent that h..

The Lure Of The Arena

Pub Date : 2011-02-17 | Author : Garrett G. Fagan | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780521196161
ISBN 13 : 0521196167

Were the Romans who watched brutal gladiatorial games all that different from us? This book argues they were not...

Nemesis The Roman State And The Games

Pub Date : 1993 | Author : Michael B. Hornum | Publisher : BRILL

ISBN 10 : 9004097457
ISBN 13 : 9789004097452

This re-evaluation of the place of Nemesis in the Roman World shows that the goddess was associated less with the lower classes than with the emperor and state. It also reveals her..