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Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

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Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome by Donald G. Kyle
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The 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; and the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. The book provides perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.
Release date NZ
December 7th, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
6 b&w photos
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
304
Dimensions
174x246x19
ISBN-13
9780415248426
Product ID
1681705

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