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    DescriptionDesgined to accompany a major new international exhibition, this book tackles the politics behind the great if bloodthirsty spectacle of Games such as gladiatorial combats, athletics and chariot racing and the Theatre in Ancient Rome. The authors examine the social and political roles occupied by all types of performance as they became increasingly secularized; they also look at the buildings in which they took place, the equipment used and the prestige involved for participants and actors. With particular reference to the Roman festival calendar and the origins and development of the Games, "Gladiators and Caesars" is a welcome and thorough exploration of the relationship between politics and entertainment and the role of the audience. Concluding with a timely comparison of Games then and now, this book should appeal to experts, students and the interested public alike.


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    Title
    Gladiators and Caesars
    Subtitle
    The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Eckhart Kohne, Edited by Cornelia Ewigleben
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Weight: 900 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714123165
    ISBN 10: 0714123161
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC, HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 937.06
    BIC subject category V2: ASZ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000, HIS010000, PER000000, HIS002020, PER009000
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    Illustrations note
    160 illustrations, (140 colour )
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    01 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Gladiatorial games and strenuous athletics; chariot racing; theatre performance; the Roman festival calendar; the social status of the performer; the architecture; games and politics; games then and now - a comparison.