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The Age of the Gladiators - Savagery and Spectacle in Ancient Rome
The Age of the Gladiators - Savagery and Spectacle in Ancient Rome
Matthews, Rupert
Here are the savage spectacles of Rome - their development from entertainment to hysterical obsession and their eventual disappearance. They have become proverbial for their cruelty, bloodlust and glory. In the Arena, the games were savage and brutal. Gladiators fought each other to death, wild animals were put to fight each other, and criminals were executed by barbaric means. Military victories were marked by the Triumphs when generals paraded through the city, the defeated were sacrificed to the gods and food and wine was offered, free of charge, on a lavish scale. Meanwhile the citizens received free bread to prevent hunger and the riots it could provoke...
Second hand Paperback