Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games

Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games

by Roland Auguet

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Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games by Roland Auguet

Roland Auguet examines the Roman taste for blood and considers what the games, that strange combination of Cruelty and Civilization, reveal about the Roman mentality. He shows how the great spectacles became a part of city life - they were awaited with impatience, everyone discussed them, some applauded the action in the arena, while others booed frantically.
This book provides an exciting history of gladiators, chariot racing and other games as well as an investigation of their function and significance within society. It is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the Romans' violent form of entertainment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135093433
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 1,188,910
File size: 7 MB

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