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1 Barton, Carlin A. THE SORROWS OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS The Gladiator and the Monster
Princeton University Press 1993 069105696X / 9780691056968 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor edgewear along top with very light chipping to corners. Former owner's name on ffep. ; 0.75 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 210 pages; This inquiry into the collective psychology of the ancient Romans speaks not about military conquest, sober law, and practical politics, but about extremes of despair, desire, and envy. Carlin Barton makes us uncomfortably familiar with a society struggling at or beyond the limits of human endurance. To probe the tensions of the Roman world in the period from the first century b.c.e. through the first two centuries c.e., Barton picks two images: the gladiator and the "monster." This inquiry into the collective psychology of the ancient Romans speaks not about military conquest, sober law, and practical politics, but about extremes of despair, desire, and envy. Carlin Barton makes us uncomfortably familiar with a society struggling at or beyond the limits of human endurance. To probe the tensions of the Roman world in the period from the first century b.c.e. through the first two centuries c.e., Barton picks two images: the gladiator and the "monster." 
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