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Title:
How to Stage a Bloodbath: Gladiators at the Roman Arena
When:
-  02:00PM -
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Lecture
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Saturday, April 12, 2:00 pm
Kenneth Matthews Memorial Lecture
How to Stage a Bloodbath: Gladiators at the Roman Arena
In this lecture, Dr. Garrett Fagan, Professor of Ancient History, Penn State University, explores the theatrical aspects of Roman arena games—the stage sets, equipment of the fighters, and so forth—that created an artificial landscape in which the violence of the spectacle was staged. He also considers what these features tell us about Roman attitudes toward the violence of the games, and how spectators reacted to them psychologically. Free with Museum Admission.

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
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