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Unformatted text preview: Romans had every 8 th day off rather than 7 th In ancient Rome, slaves were paid/contracted out for the day When not working, ppl spent time at Lares shrine Question arises: is Christianity a hetaeria? Bread and Circuses describes Roman mob; must keep them happy circus=circle, chariot races (gambled) Etruscans (274 BCE)=ancient Italians; chose 2 slaves to fight to the death at sight of creation; dead one is understood to be eternal slave to accompany dead man to afterlife Munera=fight to the death Venetio=the beast games/shows (lions, panthers, rhinos, etc); if person survived, they were awarded with venetio bracelet from the emperor Bestiari=spets in hunts; part of entertainment fatal charades=...
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- Spring '09