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Description - The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans by Carlin A. Barton

This inquiry into the collective psychology of the ancient Romans speaks not about military conquest, sober law, and practical politics, but about extremes of despair, desire, and envy. Carlin Barton makes us uncomfortably familiar with a society struggling at or beyond the limits of human endurance. To probe the tensions of the Roman world in the period from the first century b.c.e. through the first two centuries c.e., Barton picks two images: the gladiator and the "monster."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691010915
ISBN-10: 0691010919
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 197mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carlin A. Barton

Carlin A. Barton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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