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The Gladiators: History's Most Deadly Sport - Fik Meijer, Liz Waters
The Gladiators: History's Most Deadly Sport
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312364021 (0312364024)
ASIN: 312364024
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Kudos to Mr. Meijer, for he did what I once thought impossible: he bored the hell out of me with a history about gladiators.
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