The Lure of the Arena: Social Psychology and the Crowd at the Roman Games

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Preface; Introduction; 1. Seeking explanations; 2. A catalogue of cruelty; 3. Groups, crowds, and seats; 4. Crowd dynamics at arena spectacles; 5. Arenas of prejudice; 6. Gladiators and sports spectatorship; 7. The attractions of violent spectacle; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
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Were the Romans who watched brutal gladiatorial games all that different from us? This book argues they were not.
Autor: Garrett G. Fagan
Garrett G. Fagan is Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and History at Pennsylvania State University, where he teaches courses in Roman and Greek history, Latin, and ancient warfare. He is the author, co-author or editor of four books including Bathing in Public in the Roman World (1999), Archaeological Fantasies (2006) and New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare (2010), as well as numerous scholarly articles.

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Autor: Garrett G. Fagan
ISBN-13 :: 9780521196161
ISBN: 0521196167
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.01.2012
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Gewicht: 699g
Seiten: 362
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 229x152x23 mm
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