A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman

A significant other to recreation and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity provides a sequence of essays that follow a socio-historical viewpoint to myriad features of historical game and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire

• comprises contributions from a variety of foreign students with quite a few Classical antiquity specialties
• is going past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to envision activity in towns and territories in the course of 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 support researchers

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Here is another unsatisfied heart which in two distichs transforms his failures into a personal affair with Venus, lamenting that the 69 Frc. 12 ALABASTRINE MARBLE - NUDE VENUS. COMING FROM THE BATH - GILDED THE HAIR. THE « TWO PIECES » AND THE BRACELETS. SHE IS PUTTING ON HER LEFT SANDAL. (see pages 76-77) 70 blind Cupid is shooting, not two arrovJs at a time, but one single dart directed at himself. 1824 Quisquis amat veniat; Veneri volo frangere costas Fustibus et lumbos debilitare Deae! lla mihi tenerum pertundere pectus Quit ego non possim caput illi frangere fuste?

6818 M odestus cum A lbana. « Modestus was here with Albana ». The intriguer uses h1s imagination, an:l in commenting in his own fashion upon a gesture, an act, a single word, he assures us, and would be ready to swear to . i t, tha t : 3117 Serena Isidorum fastidit. « Serena is tired of Isidorus ». · It is interesting to know that the denunciation which is now to follow was not incised but was traced in red with the brush by a scriptor, a professional painter of notices, in the pay of the candidate to the aedileship Gavius Rufus, 46 at the foot of an appeal recommending the young man in q uestion for the support of the voters.

Scio: Aquiti mortis taeduisti. « The old woman recalls her life. I know: you are grieving for the death of your Aquitius ». 68 Curses on the faithless lover! Black indeed are the sentimen ts of a wretched woman of Pompeii towards Servilius, who has abandoned her to take up with another light -o'- love, unnamed. To the imprecation she adds malediction : 4304 Servilius amat - nec illi sit copta. « Servilius loves another! And may he never reach the goal! ». Gloomy exasperation. And here we are a t the real, gen u1ne exasperation of the hapless lover.

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