A better half to game and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity provides a chain of essays that observe a socio-historical point of view to myriad features of old game and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
• contains contributions from a variety of overseas students with numerous Classical antiquity specialties
• is going past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to envision recreation in towns and territories during the Mediterranean basin
• includes a number of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and an in depth index to extend accessibility and help researchers
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