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Public Spectacles in Roman and Late Antique Palestine

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$55.50 • £44.95 • €50.00

ISBN 9780674048317

Publication Date: 03/24/2014


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

39 halftones, 15 line illustrations, 1 map

Revealing Antiquity


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Beginning: The Introduction of Public Spectacles and Competitions into Ancient Palestine
  • 2. Shaping the City’s Landscape: Buildings for Mass Entertainment in Their Urban Context
  • 3. Entertaining the Crowds: Performances, Competitions, and Shows
  • 4. Financing, Organization, and Operation
  • 5. Adopting a Novelty: Jewish Attitudes toward Roman Spectacles and Competitions
  • 6. Public Spectacles and Sociocultural Behavior in Late Antique Palestine
  • Epilogue
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Source Index
  • Subject Index

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