Gladiators & Caesars: The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome

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Gladiators & Caesars: The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome - Kohne, Eckart (Editor), and Ewigleben, Cornelia (Editor), and Kahne, Eckart (Editor)

Examining the power of games, circuses, plays and other spectacles in ancient Rome, the authors explain how the top gladiators, charioteers, and actors of the Roman Empire were folk heroes whose power and appeal were exploited by politicians and emperors--much like today's sports figures. 140 color & 20 b&w illustrations.

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