Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

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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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violent spectacles and Roman civilization
1
the development and diversity of Roman spectacles of death
34
differentiation status and supply
76
some methods and messages
128
some rituals and options
155
corpses and carcasses as food?
184
7 Rituals spectacles and the Tiber River
213
persecutions and disposal
242
hunts and homicides as spectacles of death
265
References
272
Index
282
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