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Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire

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Life, Death, and Entertainment gives those who have a general interest in Roman antiquity a starting point informed by the latest developments in scholarship for understanding the extraordinary range of Roman society. Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by University of Michigan Press
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Some articles were better than others. I found myself questioning the scholarship on some of them - the standout example being the last article about Roman entertainments. This article, unfortunately, made the mistake of bringing in a metaphor that involved flat out wrong information about the spread of baseball to Latin America. Sigh. I hope the guy's Roman scholarship isn't as sloppy as his American sports scholarship. Overall book was fine - intelligent and general enough to be accessible to ...more
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