"Roman Gladiatorial Spectacle"
Lecure by David Levering Lewis
Ancient Studies Week Lecture.
Dr. Fagan, Professor of Ancient History, Penn State University, will present the findings of his recent book, The Lure of the Arena, a study of the social psychology of the violent spectacles of the Roman arena, which pays particular attention to the diversity of the crowd in the arena and investigates public spectacles as efforts to create unity amid great diversity.
Sponsor: Ancient Studies Department. Co-sponsors: Dresher Center for the Humanities, Sociology and Anthropology Department, History Department, and the Theatre Department