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    DescriptionGladiatorial combat, animal displays, naumachiae (staged naval battles) and spectacular executions were all an important part of Roman culture. The provision of a wide range of purpose-built buildings (from theatres to amphitheatres to circuses) as venues across the empire is testimony to the popularity and significance of these displays. This book offers an introduction to the main forms of spectacle in the Roman world (human and animal combat, chariot racing, aquatic displays), their nature, context and social importance. It will explore the vast array of sources, from literary to archaeological material, that informs the subject. It will examine the spectacles with special emphasis on their physical setting, and will also consider the variation in the provision of venues and their context across the Empire. A final section will review the modern reception of Roman spectacles, especially those involving gladiators.

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    Spectacle in the Roman World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hazel Dodge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853996962
    ISBN 10: 1853996963

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, SOC026000
    LC classification: DG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bristol Classical Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2011
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    Author Information
    Hazel Dodge is senior Lecturer of Roman Archaeology at Trinity College, Dublin.
    Review quote
    Part of a series on Greek and Roman civilization for high school and undergraduate college students, this slim volume examines popular public events in Roman culture. Topics discussed include the meaning and impact of spectacle in Roman culture, the circus and chariot racing, Gladiatorial combat, wild animals, and aquatic displays. The work includes numerous black and white photographs as well as suggestions for further reading on the subjects covered. Dodge is a lecturer in classical archeology at Trinity College, Dublin.