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EMPERORS & GLADIATORS
EMPERORS & GLADIATORS


 
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EMPERORS & GLADIATORS - Gladatorial games can no longer be dismissed as an extreme form of pandering to a base desire for violence and bloodletting. In this original and challenging study, Thomas Wiedemann shows how, to the Romans, the games were part of the mythical struggle of order and civilisation against the forces of nature, barbarism and law-breaking. At funerals, in mid-winter and at the accession of a new emperor, gladiators represented the possibility of a return to new lifw from the point of death.

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Paperback - ISBN: 0415121647 Pages: 198 - Author: Thomas Wiedemann - Publisher: Routledge

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