The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation. Front Cover. Alison Futrell. Wiley, Feb 9, – History – pages. Roman Games has 31 ratings and 0 reviews. This sourcebook presents a wealth of material relating to everyaspect of Roman spectacles. The Roman Games by Alison Futrell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In more modern times, this same, rapacious blood thirstiness has been demonstrated time and again where one individual holds more power than is commensurate either futeell his futtell or responsibility.

While so engaged, he seized the stick of wood, tipped with a sponge, which was used for the vilest purposes and stuffed it, just as it was, down his throat; thus he blocked up his windpipe and choked the breath from his body. To ask other readers questions about Roman Gamesplease sign up. The arena and Christian identity.

Shows as Political Assemblies. Tainted by the Crowd.

The Roman Games: Historical Sources in Translation

Covers chariot-races, water pageants, naval battles and wildanimal fights, as well as gladiatorial combat. Power of Life and Death. Draws on the words of eye-witnesses and participants, as well as depictions of the games in mosaics and other works of art.

Rome and the Christians: Her brief explanatory notes are insightful, learned and intended to provoke further research. I think it is an excellent reference book to have in your library or collection and I would urge anyone with more than a passing interest in ancient Rome to acquire a copy.


Futrepl current research interests are in representations of gender and power, both in the ancient past and in modern popular culture. Caesar Oubre rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Her current research interests are in representations of gender and power, both in the ancient past and in modern popular culture. Origins of wild animal shows. All in all, I would highly recommend this alson to anyone interested in the Roman games and also for the casual as well as the serious student of ancient history.

Good Spectacles vs Bad Spectacles. Christian Denunciation of the Arena. Combines political, social, religious and archaeologicalperspectives.

The Roman Games by Futrell, Alison

Futrell’s collection of sources enables readers to see the thee context of the games, offering a first rate collection of material for life outside the amphitheater, as well as for events that took place within it. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of A Day at the Games. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Inaugural Games at the Flavian Amphitheater. Timeline of Roman History.

However, the answer is less than satisfying, as can be expected, since it is difficult to fathom the true depth of power that a single man commanded over all others. Christians and the Arena. Since only one ludus furnished gladiators for a given set of games, they would have had to fight each other and possibly wound or kill close friends they had formed during their time together.


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Those dutrell in ancient Rome will welcome this fine sourcebook Offers snapshots of “a day at the games” and”the life of a gladiator. Throughout this book, there are passages that will definitely provoke your interest, if not your curiosity, as the author has collected these from a variety of sources and time periods. The Life of the Gladiator. The emperor and political spectacle.

This book will be enormously beneficial for students and helpful to scholars wlison. Would you like to change to the site? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Timothy Phin rated it it was amazing Jun 23, The Spectacle of Roman Power Featuring the accounts of eyewitnesses and participants, thebook reconstructs the experience of “a day at futtrell and the expectations of “the life of agladiator.

The Spectacle of Roman Power Imperial Spectacle as Political Forum. Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important feature of ancient life. Facilitates an in-depth understanding of this important featureof ancient life. Spectacle and Roman Politics.

Suggestions for Further Reading. Open Preview See a Problem? Origin and Growth of Games.