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'Bread and Circuses': Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy

By Kathryn Lomas

Towns within the historic international trusted deepest generosity to supply many uncomplicated facilities, in addition to looking forward to prime voters to pay for 'bread and circuses' - unfastened foodstuff and public leisure. This number of essays by way of best students from the united kingdom and united states explores the $64000 phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.
Ranging from the past due republican interval to the later Roman Empire, the contributions disguise quite a lot of themes, together with the effect of benefactions and benefactors at the city improvement of Roman Italy, on cultural and monetary task, and at the altering position of video games and gala's in Roman society. additionally they discover the connection among groups and their benefactors, even if those have been neighborhood notables, senators, or the emperor himself, and look at how the character of benefaction replaced below the Empire.

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