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Animals in Roman Life and Art

Animals in Roman Life and Art( )
Author: Toynbee, J M C
ISBN:978-1-78159-091-1
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $39.95
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Romans clearly loved their pets and gave them human names. The wealthiest kept gazelles and ibex on their estates as living lawn ornaments. At the same time, they imported exotic animals from Africa and then slaughtered them in both gladiatorial combat and cold-blooded spectacle. Animals in Roman Life and Art explores animals in Roman iconography, Roman knowledge - both factual and fanciful - about various fauna, and Roman use of animals for food, clothing, transport, war,...
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