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Gladiator

The Roman Fighter's Unofficial Manual

Philip Matyszak

‘Having people fight and kill each other for entertainment requires some pretty flexible moral gymnastics’, writes Philip Matyszak. Here, he introduces the world of the gladiator, from entering the ludus (gladiator school) to the surprisingly wide range of career options if (a rather big ‘if’) you survive combat in the arena. The ‘manual’ includes quotes from the ancient authorities, a survey of the Empire’s best arenas and photographs of modern, reconstructed gladiators.
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Product information:
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Year: 2011
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 200pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 196x125mm
  • ISBN: 9780500051672
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
Product code:
508030
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