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Bread and Circuses: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy

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Bread and Circuses: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy - Lomas, Kathryn (Editor), and Cornell, Tim (Editor)

Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy. ... Read More

Bread and Circuses: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy 2002, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415146890

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