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In this book Toner offers a new way of looking at Roman society at all levels, not just among the elite, by examining the imperial games and the baths as well as gambling, the taverns, theatre and carnivals.
List of Plates.
Texts and Abbreviations.
1. History, Leisure, and Ancient Rome.
4. Leisure and Otium. .
5. Blood, Swea, and Charioteers: The Imperial Games.
6. The Baths.
7. Goodbye to Gravitas: Popular Culture and Leisure.
9. Sex and the Problematization of Leisure.
10. Leisure and the Dialectic of Rome.
11. Epilogue: History, Historicism and Relativism.