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Gladiators at Pompeii

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The brutal, thrilling world of gladiators was a popular motif in the art of Pompeii, as this informative book demonstrates. Illustrated with striking Pompeian depictions of these ancient combatants, Gladiators at Pompeii presents a complete picture of the gladiators of the Roman Empire and the highly organized and regulated tournaments in which they competed. Luciana Jacobelli reveals the latest evidence on the best-documented categories of gladiators, their origins, social status, equipment, and training. ...
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Overview

The brutal, thrilling world of gladiators was a popular motif in the art of Pompeii, as this informative book demonstrates. Illustrated with striking Pompeian depictions of these ancient combatants, Gladiators at Pompeii presents a complete picture of the gladiators of the Roman Empire and the highly organized and regulated tournaments in which they competed. Luciana Jacobelli reveals the latest evidence on the best-documented categories of gladiators, their origins, social status, equipment, and training. Originally staged for the funeral rights of prominent Roman citizens, gladiatorial games eventually became a tool for career politicians to both gain popularity and appease the often turbulent masses. While most gladiators were slaves or prisoners of war forced into a career of battle, others were criminals or free men from prominent families who aspired to fame and fortune. Surprisingly, there are even records of women gladiators. The book offers a riveting account of the lives and exploits of these Roman warriors, who continue to capture and enthrall the popular imagination today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788882652494
  • Publisher: L'Erma di Bretschneider
  • Publication date: 12/31/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduzione R. Lattuada
Parte prima: L'Istituzione
Origine e sviluppo
Le classi gladiatorie
Le gladiatrici
L'organizzazione degli spettacoli
Lo svolgimento del munus
Gli anfiteatri
La rivolta di Spartaco
Parte seconda: A Pompei: I documenti: i programmi degli spettacoli e i graffiti
I Protagonisti: gli editores i lanisti e le familiae gladiatoriae i Gladiatori
I luoghi: la caserma dei gladiatori (V 5,3)
l'Anfiteatro (II, 6)
il Ludo gladiatorio (viii, 7)
la Schola armaturarum
La popolarita dei gladiatori: le raffigurazioni pittoriche: a) nelle case e negli edifici pubblici b) nelle tombe
Le raffigurazioni gladiatorie su materiale vario: lucerne, vasi, statuette
La rissa del 59 d.C. nell'anfiteatro di Pompei
Approfondimenti bibliografici
Indici."L'ERMA" di BRETSCHNEIDER

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