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Gladiator : the Roman fighter's (unofficial) manual

Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining yet factual insider's guide on how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Matyszak
ISBN: 9780500051672 0500051674
OCLC Number: 668194637
Description: 200 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Becoming a Gladiator --
II. How Did We Get Here? --
III. Arenas of the Empire --
IV. Ludus Life --
V. The Making of a Gladiator --
VI. Gladiators Outside the Arena --
VII. Preliminaries to a Bout --
VIII. Death at the Colosseum --
IX. Death and Other Alternatives to Retirement.
Responsibility: Philip Matyszak.

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Helps the reader by providing steps over the threshold of gladiator school, and training to become a man of the sword.  Read more...
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'Offers tongue-in-cheek advice on how to cut it in the amphitheatre ... brings home the horror of the spectacles' - Current Archaeology

 
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