Roman Sport & Spectacle: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

Roman Sport & Spectacle: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

by Anne Mahoney
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585100099

ISBN-13: 9781585100095

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.


Roman Sports and Spectacles: A Sourcebook contains numerous translations from the Latin, including famous authors, such as Cicero, Seneca, Tertullian and Augustine, and the not so famous, including graffiti, advertisements and tombstones to paint a world view of what sports Romans played and what they thought of them. The world of Roman sports was similar in

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Roman Sports and Spectacles: A Sourcebook contains numerous translations from the Latin, including famous authors, such as Cicero, Seneca, Tertullian and Augustine, and the not so famous, including graffiti, advertisements and tombstones to paint a world view of what sports Romans played and what they thought of them. The world of Roman sports was similar in many ways to our own, but there were significant differences. For one thing Roman sports centered during religious festivals and the participants were most often slaves. Roman sports were not team sports, but individual competitions. And sports like chariot racing and gladiatorial competitions were very dangerous. Each document includes an introduction to the source material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585100095
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Focus Classical Sources Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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