Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome
Routledge, 12 нояб. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 304
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.
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the development and diversity of Roman spectacles of death
differentiation status and supply
some methods and messages
some rituals and options
corpses and carcasses as food?
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abuse amphitheater ancient Ancient Rome animals arena victims auctorati Augustus Balsdon banquets Barton Bauman blood sports Bodel bodies buried Caligula Campanian captives century Christians cited Claudius Coleman Commodus condemned corpses crimes criminals crowd damnati damnatio memoriae dead denial of burial discusses disposal Domitian dragged dumping early elite emperors Empire entertainment Esquiline Etruscan execution festival fight fire flesh Forum funeral gladiatorial combats gladiators gods Greek Hinard human sacrifice hunting imperial killed lanistae Libitina Livy Loeb ludi martyrs mass meat modern munera Nero notes noxii numbers pagan penalty performed Plass Plin Plut prefect prisoners probably punishment Puteoli Republic rites ritual Roman Rome Rome's Samnite says Sejanus senate Seneca slaves social society soldiers spectacles of death spectacular spectators spoliarium status Suet Suetonius suggests suicide symbolic Tacitus Tertullian thrown Tiber Tiberius torture Toynbee traditional trans treason urban prefect venationes violence Wiedemann 1992