Roman Times and Events: Table of Contents or Index

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Warning: the contents of this book are very likely to be unpleasant and even very disturbing; so, it is not recommended for children! Be prepared for a disgusting description of one of mankind's worst of times!

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Roman Times and Events Table of Contents

Historical events about Roman Times and Events of special interest; including, Those about to Die book, by Daniel P. Mannix, which attempts to present: The full truth about the sadistic Roman "games" where

  • Two armies of 5,000 men fought to the death
  • The show was lit at night by human torches
  • Leopards and bulls were taught to ravage women
  • The arena seated 385,000 and the show went on 350 days a year; the costliest, cruelest spectacles of all time
  • In one day 1,000 stags, 1,000 ostriches, 1,000 boars, 100 lions, and 300 bears were slaughtered in the arena

"These are some of the astounding facts from Daniel P. Mannix's full story of the ancient Roman games . . . which started as gladiatorial contests between warriors and were degraded through the centuries into the wildest public massacres in the history of perverted pleasure."

Here is a convenient presentation of the book as indicated in this "Roman Times and Events" Index listing or Table of Contents.

Historical Perspectives; a background for greater understanding.

Author's note: "So many sources were used in preparing this volume . . ."

Foreword

The Empire was dying, and the Roman Games—ruthless, brutal, perverse—were the emotional outlet for the discontented mobs. Feats of strength and skill no longer pleased them. Men were pitted against wild beasts, professional swordsmen against unarmed prisoners.

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Chapter 1, Part 1
Sand was more important than food for the starving masses to keep the circuses operating.

Chapter 1, Part 2
The wealthy class of Rome owed their riches to factories where slave laborers produced masses of goods by what we now call assembly-line methods.

Chapter 1, Part 3
There were statues on columns, fountains spurting perfumed water, altars to the gods, and even a small temple dedicated to the Venus of the Sea, the special patron goddess of charioteers.

Chapter 1, Part 4
Probably the most famous charioteer was a little, dark wiry fellow named Diocles. He was the first man to win a thousand races.

Chapter 1, Part 5
A horse that had won over one hundred races was called a Centenarius and wore a special harness. Diocles owned nine Centenarii, all of which he had trained himself.

Chapter 1, Part 6

Chapter 1, Part 7

Chapter 1, Part 8

Chapter 1, Part 9

Chapter 2, Part 1

Chapter 2, Part 2

Chapter 2, Part 3

Chapter 2, Part 4

Chapter 2, Part 5

Chapter 2, Part 6

Chapter 2, Part 7

Chapter 2, Part 8

Chapter 2, Part 9

Chapter 3, Part 1

Chapter 3, Part 2

Chapter 3, Part 3

Chapter 4, Part 1

Chapter 4, Part 2

Chapter 4, Part 3

Chapter 4, Part 4

Chapter 5, Part 1

Chapter 5, Part 2

Chapter 5, Part 3

Chapter 5, Part 4

Chapter 5, Part 5

Chapter 6, Part 1

Chapter 6, Part 2

Chapter 6, Part 3

Chapter 6, Part 4

Chapter 6, Part 5

Chapter 6, Part 6

Chapter 6, Part 7

Chapter 6, Part 8

Chapter 7, Part 1

Chapter 7, Part 2

Chapter 7, Part 3

Chapter 7, Part 4

Chapter 7, Part 5

Chapter 7, Part 6

Chapter 8, Part 1

Chapter 8, Part 2

Chapter 8, Part 3

Chapter 8, Part 4

Chapter 8, Part 5

Chapter 9, Part 1

Chapter 9, Part 2

Chapter 9, Part 3

Chapter 10, Part 1

Chapter 10, Part 2

Chapter 10, Part 3

Chapter 11, Part 1

Chapter 11, Part 2

Chapter 11, Part 3

Chapter 11, Part 4

Chapter 11, Part 5

Chapter 11, Part 6

Chapter 11, Part 7

Chapter 12, Part 1

Chapter 12, Part 2

Chapter 12, Part 3

Chapter 12, Part 4

Chapter 13, Part 1

Chapter 13, Part 2

Chapter 13, Part 3

Chapter 13, Part 4

Chapter 14, Part 1

Chapter 14, Part 2

Chapter 14, Part 3

Chapter 14, Part 4

Chapter 14, Part 5

Chapter 14, Part 6

Chapter 14, Part 7

Chapter 14, Part 8

Chapter 14, Part 9

Chapter 14, Part 10

Special Terms appearing in the Those about to Die book.