Games, spectacles and competitions in Roman Palestine

  • Vagner Carvalheiro Porto Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Laboratório de Arqueologia Roma Provincial
Keywords: Games, Competitions, Spectacles, Herod the Great, Roman Palestine

Abstract

This article aims to present the games and competitions that were held in Roman Palestine. The following paragraphs will present the different constructions of Herod the Great, also known as king-builder, in the field of spectacles. Herod’s Liberalitas Augusti, his generosity, and the insertion of romanitas in the region, especially through his constructions, will be highlighted. The paths of knowledge about the structures related to the games in Roman Palestine will be dictated by textual and material documentation, whether through its theatres, amphitheaters and hippodromes, or through cultural habits derived from these activities

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Author Biography

Vagner Carvalheiro Porto, Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Laboratório de Arqueologia Roma Provincial

Professor de Arqueologia Mediterrânica
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arqueologia
Co-coordenador do Laboratório de Arqueologia Romana Provincial (LARP)
Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MAE/USP)

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Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Porto, V. (2017). Games, spectacles and competitions in Roman Palestine. Revista Do Museu De Arqueologia E Etnologia, (29), 119-136. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2448-1750.revmae.2017.154980
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