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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Origins of Gladiatorial Combat.

The Roman Games: A Sourcebook by Alison Futrell

Origin and Growth of Games. Timeline of Roman History.

Jim Westcot rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Timeline of Roman History. For example, there is even a quote from Ovid, where he outlines some really specific ways in which you can seduce someone at the games. The Life of the Gladiator.

Featuring the accounts of eyewitnesses and participants, thebook reconstructs the experience of “a day at thegames” and the expectations of “the life of agladiator. The Politics of the Arena. Draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as well as depictions of the games in mosaics and other works of art. He deserved what he got and if he was beheaded by the Egyptians, well, he certainly deserved his fate for the cruelty he showed.


Christian Rome and the arena.

Roman Games by Alison Futrell

Lists with This Book. I did find a number of things which I was not aware of and must commend the author for the painstaking way in which this body of sources has been compiled. The arena and Christian identity.

Ancient Near East Mark W. Historical Sources in Translation.

The Roman Games : Historical Sources in Translation

Her recent projects include the cultural history of Spartacus and a monograph on Barbarian Queens. Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important featureof ancient life.

The Emperor and the Arena. Tana rated it really liked it Apr 14, Matthew rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Life in the Ludi. Her brief explanatory notes are insightful, learned and intended to provoke further research. Timeline of Roman History. Audiences at the Games. While certain gladiators were treated as no more than beasts, such as the German above, there were many who had loving riman, a family and even children of their own, whom they honored and cherished.


It is always difficult to stomach such accounts, especially with our modern perceptions and sensibilities. It combines political, social, religious and archaeological perspectives.

The Emperor and the Arena. Kevin rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Those interested in ancient Rome will welcome this fine sourcebook The Spectacle of Roman Power Historical Sources in Translation.

Abram Delecki rated aloson it was amazing Jan 10, The emperor and political spectacle.