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Gladiators at Pompeii

Gladiators at Pompeii

by Luciana Jacobelli


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The ruins of Pompeii reveal more graphically than anywhere else in the Roman world the vital role that gladiators and gladiatorial combat played in society. The Vesuvian eruption not only sealed the oldest amphitheatre to survive from antiquity, but also grafitti, elaborate weaponry, stone monuments and paintings which all testify to the popularity of gladiators, several of which are known to us by name. In addition, the discovery of a training barracks allows us to locate physically the place of gladiators in the city. This book, now available in English translation, presents the evidence from Pompeii in full colour photographs, accompanied by reconstruction drawings and an informative text that takes us through the streets of Pompeii as the gladiators would have known it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892367313
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication date: 09/26/2003
Series: Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduzione R. Lattuada
Parte prima: L'Istituzione
Origine e sviluppo
Le classi gladiatorie
Le gladiatrici
L'organizzazione degli spettacoli
Lo svolgimento del munus
Gli anfiteatri
La rivolta di Spartaco
Parte seconda: A Pompei: I documenti: i programmi degli spettacoli e i graffiti
I Protagonisti: gli editores i lanisti e le familiae gladiatoriae i Gladiatori
I luoghi: la caserma dei gladiatori (V 5,3)
l'Anfiteatro (II, 6)
il Ludo gladiatorio (viii, 7)
la Schola armaturarum
La popolarita dei gladiatori: le raffigurazioni pittoriche: a) nelle case e negli edifici pubblici b) nelle tombe
Le raffigurazioni gladiatorie su materiale vario: lucerne, vasi, statuette
La rissa del 59 d.C. nell'anfiteatro di Pompei
Approfondimenti bibliografici

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