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GLADIATOR explores the world of the gladiators, from their humble beginnings as slaves to their schooling as gladiators and their often violent death in the arena, and looks at their influence on our lives today.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 22nd 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers
(first published September 29th 1997)
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This book was very informative about the subject of what gladiators did, how they were freed, and the types you would see in the arena. Such as some gladiators fought each other, and animals. Gladiators were usually slaves, prisoners of war, and law breakers that needed to be punished. I think this is a great book for those of you that want to learn more about gladiators and what they did.
Gladiator by Richard Watkins is a book about Gladiators. It tells the history and different types of Gladiators. The types are Samnite, Hoplomachus, Thracian, Marillo, Retiarius, and Secutor. It also tells a day of the gladiators. This book is very interesting and teaching. I recommend this book to people who like fighting.
Jun 14, 2010 J.M. rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: history buffs, Rome, Romans, ancient history
This quick read has a large amount of information. Having read very little on the subject of gladiators, I sat down and within the hour felt like I learned quite a bit. Who knew, for example, that gladiators were divided into four sub-classes, depending on their rank and accomplishments in the arena? Or the difference between the Samnite and Thracian fighting styles? Or that the gladiator who specialized with the net and trident was called a retiarius, while certain men, called bestiarii fought ...more
It's got more information than the Cambridge textbook, which is great, since it is a topic of extreme interest among the middle and high school students who take Latin. I will be using some of the information to supplement what is presented in the textbook.