The Gladiators

The Gladiators

History's Most Deadly Sport

Book - 2005
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Superfit, muscled, and macho, gladiators were hero-worshipped for their skills and courage as they fought to the death, yet despised for their humble status. For over six cruel centuries, tens of thousands died in the blood soaked arenas of Rome and its colonies, watched by enthralled crowds screaming for violence. Professor Fik Meijer has ingeniously pieced together their true stories from contemporary evidence, describing the gladiators' origins, daily life, training, and the odds of their survival pitted against their legions of fans' lust for blood and spectacle.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2005
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312348748
0312348746
9780312364021
0312364024
Characteristics: xvii, 266 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Waters, Liz
Call Number: 796.0937 MEI

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