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Cave Canem

Animals and Roman Society

Iain Ferris

Ancient Romans often treated animals in ways that we consider cruel, but in many respects their attitudes were similar to our own. Ferris proposes ‘a way to understand Roman culture through analysing the society’s relationship with animals’. Using literary, visual and archaeological evidence, he shows how animals were kept for farm work and as household pets; how they were slaughtered for food, as sacrifices and as public entertainment; and how Romans presented animals in mythology and as attributes of deities.
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  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781445652931
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Product code:
504166
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