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Title: Ancient Rome and how it connects to the hunger games


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Ancient Rome and how it connects to the hunger
games
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How does the colosseum connect to the arena in
the hunger games?
  • "Katniss sparked a rebellion by defying the
    Capitol in the Games the same way the gladiator
    Spartacus sparked a rebellion by escaping from
    the school where he was being trained in Capua. 
    Spartacus and the 70-ish men who escaped with him
    began raiding the lavish country estates of the
    Roman elite and the slaves belonging to these
    estates joined in, creating an army of thousands
    of slaves.  Katniss and Peetas tale is similar
    because their defiance made one district after
    another join in the rebellion until District 13
    came out of the shadows and organized the
    rebellion, taking it to its logical conclusion. 
    Unfortunately for Spartcus, things did not turn
    out so well.  After his army was defeated, the
    6000 survivors (which did not include him as he
    died in battle) were crucified along the Appian
    Way as a warning to other slaves.  Thus ended the
    Third Servile War". The arena where they battle
    In the hunger games is very simalarto the
    colosseum.

3
How does the latin phase et Circenses relate to
the country panem?
  • Suzanne Collins has said that Panem is supposed
    to be like ancient Rome "Panem itself comes from
    the Latin expression 'Panem et Circenses' which
    translates into 'Bread and Circuses'" (source).
    This term refers to the techniques used by the
    Roman Empire to keep the masses happy and docile
    by keeping their bellies full and their minds
    entertained. "Panem is very similar to the
    cultural perception of how ancient Rome was
    throughout its history, despite the fact that it
    was not always ruled by debauched emperors. 
    There is the Capitol, which is rich, decadent and
    has a complete stranglehold over the outlying
    districts.  In the latter half of the Roman
    Empire, this was very true because Roman citizens
    were usually exempt from certain taxes that the
    provincials had to pay.  Life within the province
    of Italy was usually much better than life in the
    outlying provinces, which is similar to Panems
    system.  Rome also had many provinces and each
    province was known for its main exports (i.e.
    Egypt was known as the breadbasket of the empire
    because of its grain).  Panems districts are
    known for their main exports as well, as
    demonstrated by the fact that the two tributes
    from each district wear something relating to
    their districts main export". This relates to
    the hunger games because it the same thing pretty
    much just in a different time period and place.

4
Why did the author name the character Seneca
after the philosopher in ancient Rome?
http//carrieslager.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/the-h
unger-games-and-ancient-rome/
  • Cinnas name comes from none other than Julius
    Caesars first father-in-law.  Octavia was the
    sister of Octavian, the first true emperor of
    Rome, who later became known as Caesar Augustus.

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Why did Suzanne Collins name the characters in
the capital after ancient roman leaders?
  • "Panem Suzanne Collins has said that Panem is
    supposed to be like ancient Rome "Panem itself
    comes from the Latin expression 'Panem et
    Circenses' which translates into 'Bread and
    Circuses'" . This term refers to the techniques
    used by the Roman Empire to keep the masses happy
    and docile". The Hunger Games and the Arena With
    our Roman history glasses on, we can't help but
    see the Hunger Games arena as very similar to the
    Colosseum in Rome, where gladiators would fight
    to the death for the entertainment of the
    citizens of the Empire's capitol. This relates to
    the second question it's the same type of person
    doing the same thing just in a different place
    and time period.

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Work cited
  • Slager, Carrie . "The mad reviewer."
    http//carrieslager.wordpress.com. N.p., n.d.
    Web. .
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  • Slager, Carrie . "The mad reviewer."
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  • Collins, Suzanne . "The hunger games."
    Www.smoop.com. N.p., n.d. Web. .
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