A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum : Murder in Ancient Rome-9780861540518

A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum : Murder in Ancient Rome

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In Ancient Rome all the best stories have one thing in common - murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic, Caligula was butchered in the theatre, Claudius was poisoned at dinner.

But what did killing really mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? Emma Southon examines real-life homicides from Roman history to take us inside Ancient Rome's unique culture of crime and punishment, and show us how the Romans viewed life, death, and what it means to be human.

Author: Southon, Emma, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Oneworld Publications, Series: N/A, Publisher: Oneworld Publications, Published: 02/09/2021, Pagination: 352 pages, Classification: Ancient Rome, Country of Publication: United Kingdom