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TuTh 2.10-3.30 LI 213

 

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: Hours: TuW 11
   
Texts



Texts to purchase:
 
Scarre, C. The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome. London and NY: Penguin, 1995.
   
Beacham, R.C. Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1999.
   
Fagan, G.G. Bathing in Public in the Roman World. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1999.
   
Potter, D.S., and Mattingly, D.J. Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1999.
Wiedemann, T. Emperors and Gladiators. London and NY: Routledge, 1992.
Texts on reserve:
 
Barton, C.A. Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995. DG78 B37 1993
Dalby, A. Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World. London and NY: 2000. TX713 D35 1996
Donahue, J.F. The Roman Community at Table During the Principate. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. TX641 D663 2004
Edwards, C. The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. PA6029 M67 E38 1993
Futrell, A. Blood in the Arena: The Spectacle of Roman Power. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997. GV35 F88 1997
Gebhard, E. "The Theater and the City." In Roman Theater and Society: E. Togo Salmon Papers I. Ed. W.J. Slater. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996. (photocopy)
Hallett, J.P., and Skinner, M.B., eds. Roman Sexualities. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. HQ13 R65 1997
Kyle, D.G. Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome. London and NY: Routledge, 1998. HQ1073.5 R66 K95 1998
McGinn, T.A.J. The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History & the Brothel. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. HQ113 M34 2004
Plass, P. The Game of Death in Ancient Rome: Arena Sport and Political Suicide. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1995. GV31 P53 1995
Toner, J.P. Leisure and Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995. ILL
Yegul, F. Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity. NY: Architectural History Foundation; Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992. NA2310 Y45 1992
 
Primary source readings (xeroxed packet), drawn from
 
Lewis, N., and Reinhold, M., eds. Roman Civilization, Selected Readings: Vol. I: The Republic and the Augustan Age; Vol. II: The Empire. 3rd ed. NY: Columbia University Press, 1990. ALSO ON RESERVE
Shelton, J.-A. As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History. 2nd ed. NY and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. ALSO ON RESERVE
 
Web-based resources
 
Dunkle, R. Roman Gladiatorial Games. Brooklyn College Classics Department, January 2002.
McManus, B. Arena: Gladiator Games. College of New Rochelle, June 1999.
McManus, B. The Circus: Roman Chariot Racing. College of New Rochelle, June 1999.
McManus, B. Leisure and Entertainment. College of New Rochelle, June 1999.
McManus, B. Roman Baths and Bathing. College of New Rochelle, June 1999.
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