As the intention of this site is to provide a general understanding both of the text of the Metamorphoses by Apuleius pertaining to spectacles and of Roman spectacles in general, the following sections have been added to the site. It is the hope that those interested in learning more about the author, the text, and Roman spectacles will find this background section informative. As the topic of Roman spectacles can be quite broad only select types of spectacles have been highlighted on this web page. Those which have been selected include the venationes, ludi meridiani,gladiatorial combats, theater events, naumachia, and chariot racing.
For additional information on Apuleius, the Metamorphoses, and Roman spectacles in general, please use the drop down menu above entitled 'Background Information'.