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Emperors and Gladiators

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  • Emperors and Gladiators (Routledge) – Trade paperback (1995)
    by Professor Thomas E J Wiedemann

    Emperors and Gladiators

    Trade paperback, Routledge
    1995
    English
    Revised ed.
    218 pages

    ISBN: 0415121647
    ISBN-13: 9780415121644

    Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been seen variously as sacrifices to the gods or, at funerals, to the souls of the deceased; as a mechanism for introducing young Romans to the horrors of fighting; and as a direct substitute for warfare after the imposition of peace. In this original and authoritative study, Thomas Wiedemann argues that gladiators were part ... Show more

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