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Sport, Virtue, and the Spectacle of Violence from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Image of a mosaic showing gladiators fighting

Sports and spectacles of violence, from Ancient Greek athletic contests and Roman gladiatorial combat to jousts, hunts, executions, and mock battles of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Exploring ruins of buildings, texts, and images illuminate such issues as gender roles, social and political functions of violence, eroticism, and animal cruelty.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.