Blood in the Arena: The Spectacle of Roman Power
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BeschreibungFutrell also examines the larger implications of the arena as a venue for the ritualized mass slaughter of human beings, showing how the gladiatorial contest took on both religious and political overtones. This wide-ranging study, which draws insights from archaeology and anthropology, as well as Classics, broadens our understanding of the gladiatorial contest and its place within the highly politicized cult practice of the Roman Empire.
Pressestimmen"... bring[s] fresh perspectives to the study of the Roman amphitheatre, situating the Roman arena within a larger cross-cultural framework of human sacrifice and providing important insights into the psychological dimensions of these public spectacles for the Roman viewer." -Classical World
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF TEXAS PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2001
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten