A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

di Emma Southon (Autore), Sophie Ward (Narrateur)
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5 prestiti, 5 prestiti simultanei
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An entertaining and informative look at the unique culture of crime, punishment, and killing in ancient Rome

In ancient Rome, all the best stories have one thing in common—murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theater, Claudius was poisoned at dinner, and Galba was beheaded in the Forum. In one fifty-year period, twenty-six emperors were murdered.

But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? In A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Emma Southon examines a trove of real-life homicides from Roman history to explore Roman culture, including how perpetrator, victim, and the act itself were regarded by ordinary people. Inside ancient Rome’s darkly fascinating history, we see how the Romans viewed life and death and what it means to be human.

Data di pubblicazione
08 giugno 2021
Editore
ISBN
9781665061087
Dimensioni del file
968 MB