The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation. Front Cover. Alison Futrell. Wiley, Feb 9, – History – pages. Roman Games has 31 ratings and 0 reviews. This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to everyaspect of Roman spectacles. The Roman Games by Alison Futrell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important featureof ancient life. Power of Life and Death. Games and the Roman State. Games and the Roman State.

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Roman Games by Alison Futrell

No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Account Options Sign in. Since only one ludus furnished gladiators for a given set of games, they would have had to fight each other and possibly doman or kill close friends they had formed during their time together.

Alison Futrell has made an excellent selection and she introduces and links the extracts with very lucid and helpful commentary. Temporary structures in Rome. The Life of the Gladiator. Suggestions for Further Reading. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Common terms and phrases Adapted from Loeb aedile ancient animals arena armature audience Augustus banquet battle blood Caligula Cary celebrated century chariot races Christian Cicero Circus Maximus Claudius Clodius Colosseum Commodus condemned consulship contest criminals crowd D.

Shows as Political Assemblies. Ancient Near East Mark W. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jlrt37 rated it really liked it Feb 12, Andrea rated it it was ok Apr 05, Xlison Futrell has made an excellent selection and she introduces and links the extracts with very lucid and helpful commentary. The Roman Games Alison Futrell. Other editions – View all The Roman Games: Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wild animal fights, as romah as gladiatorial combat.


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