9781853996962-1853996963-Spectacle in the Roman World (Classical World)

Spectacle in the Roman World (Classical World)

ISBN-13: 9781853996962
ISBN-10: 1853996963
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dodge, Hazel
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Format: Paperback 104 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781853996962
ISBN-10: 1853996963
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dodge, Hazel
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Format: Paperback 104 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dodge, Hazel wrote Spectacle in the Roman World (Classical World) comprising 104 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1853996963 and 9781853996962. Since then Spectacle in the Roman World (Classical World) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Gladiatorial combat, animal displays, naumachiae (staged naval battles) and spectacular executions were all an important part of Roman culture. The provision of a wide range of purpose-built buildings (from theatres to amphitheatres to circuses) as venues across the empire is testimony to the popularity and significance of these displays. This book offers an introduction to the main forms of spectacle in the Roman world (human and animal combat, chariot racing, aquatic displays), their nature, context and social importance. It will explore the vast array of sources, from literary to archaeological material, that informs the subject. It will examine the spectacles with special emphasis on their physical setting, and will also consider the variation in the provision of venues and their context across the Empire. A final section will review the modern reception of Roman spectacles, especially those involving gladiators.

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