Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome

Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome

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The presentations in the theater, gladiatorial combats, chariot races in the circus, animal hunts, triumphal processions, and other public entertainments of early imperial Rome served as tangible expressions of Roman ideology and power. This book describes these lavish spectacles, traces their evolution under Romea€™s political masters from Caesar to Nero, and discusses their social and political significance.This engagingly written book describes these lavish spectacles, traces their evolution under Romea#39;s political masters from Caesar to Nero, and discusses their social and political significance.Drawing on primary accounts of ancient ...


Title:Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome
Author: Richard C. Beacham
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1999
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