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The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores* the origins and historical development of the games* who the victims were and why they were chosen* how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses* the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence* the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians.This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.

Author: Kyle, Donald G.
Publisher: Routledge
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome
Pages: 00304 (Unencrypted EPUB) / 00000 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2012-11-12
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780415096782
Lib Category: Rome - Social life and customs
Lib Category: Funeral rites and ceremonies - Rome
Category: History : Europe - Italy
Category: Social Science : Death & Dying


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