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The gladiatorial contest was the high point of the bloody sports witnessed in Rome’s Colosseum and in other amphitheatres throughout the Roman empire. This is the first popular book to explore all aspects of gladiatorial life—its beginnings under the Republic; the organization of the spectacle; the day-to-day-life of a gladiator; a typical show from start to finish; the eq ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Tempus
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Joe Schmoe
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This book is a great resource for gladiatorial history. The author does often utilizes a slew of primary sources to better articulate her arguments. She makes a point to approach roman history from an objective perspective, keeping in mind the potential cultural biases of modern interpretation, including those of later roman historians. There is a vast amount of illustrations to help guide the reader, and I particularly appreciate the fact that she incorporated the Latin terms alongside their En ...more
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