Comparing Mahoney's Roman Sports And Spectacles

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After reading Mahoney’s Roman Sports and Spectacles, the excerpts from Seneca seemed to be the most relatable when it came to modern sports. Looking at Seneca’s Letter 7, section 1-5, there seems to be more of an idea that the circus or the arena has an affect on the mentality of the spectators. This could easily be related to modern sporting events. Seneca mentions that being at these events can alter the morals of an individual in attendance. On a magnitude of levels this is comparable to modern sports. One example that morals can be change through modern sports is gambling. Even though this habit was developed centuries ago, it still is a problem in modern sports and society. Not only does gambling conflict with morals, it has become an

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