IHUM Lecture 3

IHUM Lecture 3 - Roman economy slave economy, difference...

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Games: celebrate gods/triumphs Executionioning, gladiators (“rock stars”) Every gladiator has his own fighting style Rome – showing its power to destroy Destroy the wild – “civilize” In staging the games – Romans creating the ideal image of their society, games reinforce the community, social cohesion Marxist twist: also ideology, among the audience: social order and gender differences,
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Unformatted text preview: Roman economy slave economy, difference between free men and slaves on display Original Christian culture splintered Speaking for the community: bishops, prophets, martyrs Martyrs were the vanguard Willing to be killed to send out a message Voluntary death powerful spell (impact on the Romans) Act of unjust violence is good for various institutions...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course IHUM 25A taught by Professor Ross during the Winter '08 term at Stanford.

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