Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome
By (author) Donald G. Kyle
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Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome by Donald G. Kyle
Book DescriptionThe elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415248426
(246mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire.
Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity, Hardback (December 2013)
A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of original essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle.
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Spectacles in Death in Ancient Rome is a provocative, detailed and sometimes controversial work which raises fundamental questions about the role of ritualized violence in Roman and other societies.
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