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    DescriptionThe elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.


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    Title
    Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald G. Kyle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415096782
    ISBN 10: 0415096782
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: ASZ, JHBZ, JFFE
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, TOPC/DEATH
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, SOC026000
    DC22: 306.9
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    B&T Approval Code: A31630000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    DC21: 306.90938
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HQ1073.5.R66 K95 1998
    Thema V1.0: JHBZ, JBFK, NHD, ATX, JBCC, NHC, NKD
    Edition
    4
    Edition statement
    4th New ed.
    Illustrations note
    6 b&w photographs, 1 map
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    'Manages the rare feat of combining a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of scholarship on the subject with an accessible, highly readable, even gripping narrative.' - Phoenix 'Vivid, readable and packed with detail ... an enjoyable and essential work.' - Choice