Animals for Show and Pleasure in Ancient Rome

Animals for Show and Pleasure in Ancient Rome is a complete and comprehensive investigation of the rise, function, and pageantry of wild and domesticated animals as household pets and as fodder for entertainment in the Roman world.

Animals for Show and Pleasure in Ancient Rome

George Jennison

2005 | 232 pages | Paper $21.95
Classics | Archaeology
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Tamed Animals of the City-States of Greece
2. Zoological Magnificence in Egypt under the Ptolemies
3. The Animals of the Roman Games (to 30 BC)
4. Shows Under the Early Empire (29 BC to AD 117)
5. Shows from Hadrian to Honorius (AD 117 to 410)
6. The Amateur's Menagerie: Birds
7. The Amateur's Menagerie: Fishponds
8. The Amateur's Menagerie: Quadrupeds and Reptiles
9. Capture and Transport
10. Development of the Arena
11. Provincial Amphitheaters
12. Stockyards for the Beasts
13. The Shows in the Arena

Appendices:
A. Leopard
B. The Date of Calpurnius
C. The Gold-Finding Ants
D. Training Man-Eaters
E. African and Indian Elephants

Index