GLADIATORS AND CAESARS
Product code: BK401
GLADIATORS AND CAESARS - The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome - 'Bread and circuses' were what the Romans demanded of their emperors, and for more than 500 years spectacular events in amphitheatres, circuses and theatres were the most important leisure activities of the masses in all parts of the Roman empire. Two thousand years on, the Roman games may seem remote, but as this superbly illustrated book shows, they satisfied the same need for excitement and hero-worship that gives rise to the intense media coverage of sport in our own day.
Condition: Good - Authors: Eckart Kohne and Cornelia Ewigleben - Publisher: British Museum Press - Paperback - Pages: 153