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    DescriptionRoland Auguet examines the Roman taste for blood and considers what the games, that strange combination of Cruelty and Civilization, reveal about the Roman mentality. He shows how the great spectacles became a part of city life - they were awaited with impatience, everyone discussed them, some applauded the action in the arena, while others booed frantically. This book provides an exciting history of gladiators, chariot racing and other games as well as an investigation of their function and significance within society. It is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the Romans' violent form of entertainment.


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    Title
    Cruelty and Civilization
    Subtitle
    The Roman Games
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roland Auguet
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 463 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415104524
    ISBN 10: 0415104521
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: ASZ
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14410
    B&T Approval Code: A09200000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 796/.0937, 796.0937
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV31.A9213
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 957.01
    LC classification: GV31 .A9213 1972
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JMH, NHD, ATX, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    24 b&w photographs
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    03 June 1994
    Publication City/Country
    London