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The Roman Games w. Kathleen Coleman of Harvard
Episode 210th August 2022 • Riches and Power • Alex Doubet
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Imagine walking into an arena, sword in one hand and shield in the other. You are in a kill or be killed situation in which other people--and perhaps wild animals--attack you to the cheers of thousands of Romans. This our most common understanding of the Roman games, from both movies and other art, but is it a fiction?

Kathleen Coleman is one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman games, why they began, and what they were really like. Join us on a fascinating exploration of this important--and, to modern minds, strange--facet of Roman society. You will be surprised by some of the revelations and perhaps even learn something new about how the Roman games' impact echoes in present day.




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