Emperors and Gladiators by Thomas Wiedemann
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Emperors and Gladiators
By Thomas Wiedemann

Emperors and Gladiators

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Emperors and Gladiators by Thomas Wiedemann

Book Awards

  • Winner of Routledge Ancient History Prize 1991.

Book Description

Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been seen variously as sacrifices to the gods or, at funerals, to the souls of the deceased; as a mechanism for introducing young Romans to the horrors of fighting; and as a direct substitute for warfare after the imposition of peace. In this original and authoritative study, Thomas Wiedemann argues that gladiators were part of the mythical struggle of order and civilisation against the forces of nature, barbarism and law breaking, representing the possibility of a return to new life from the point of death; that Christian Romans rejected gladiatorial games not on humanitarian grounds, but because they were a rival representation of a possible resurrection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415121644
ISBN-10: 0415121647
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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