The Game of Death in Ancient Rome: Arena Sport and Political Suicide

The Game of Death in Ancient Rome: Arena Sport and Political Suicide

Paperback Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Paul Plass

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 21mm | 448g
  • Publication date: 28 February 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0299145743
  • ISBN 13: 9780299145743
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 2 figures
  • Sales rank: 1,533,315

Product description

Offering a reminder of the complex uses to which institutionalized violence can be put, this study shows how the deadly violence of arena sport and political suicide served a social purpose in ancient Rome.

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