The Roman Games


Historical Sources in Translation

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This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to every aspect of Roman spectacles, especially gladiatorial combat and chariot racing. <br /> <ul class=”noindent”> <li>Draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as well as depictions of the games in mosaics and other works of art.<br /> </li> <li>Offers snapshots of “a day at the games” and “the life of a gladiator”.<br /> </li> <li>Includes numerous illustrations.<br /> </li> <li>Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wild animal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat.<br /> </li> <li>Combines political, social, religious and archaeological perspectives.<br /> </li> <li>Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important feature of ancient life.</li> </ul>


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