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Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games

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Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games - Auguet, Roland

This text argues that the great spectacles of Ancient Rome were not merely casual entertainment, but a public opiate. Every year, the Roman citizens relied on the games to provide excitement and to help them forget their lack of political power. In the course of endless festivals, highly organized productions were staged at vast expense, and Rome ... Read More

Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games 1994, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415104531

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Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games 1994, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415104524

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