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Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] Manual

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Publisher Comments:

So you think you'd like to be a gladiator? Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Win fame and fortune in one of Rome's most glamorous locations, in the presence of the emperor himself. Who wouldn't kill for a job like that? This handy guide tells you everything you need to know before you step out to fight for your life in front of a roaring crowd: Combining the latest research with modern reconstructions, helps you experience firsthand the spectacular yet brutal life and death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome.

Book News Annotation:

Matyszak, who has a doctorate in Roman history and teaches an e-learning continuing education course in ancient history at Cambridge U., UK, provides a look into the world of the Roman gladiator by presenting a manual on becoming one. In a clever and humorous way, he describes the history of the gladiator, why and how to become one, different fighting arenas, training and specialties, other uses for them, women gladiators, bouts and tactics, and death, with photos and illustrations of relics. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.

About the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St. John's College, Oxford. His books include Legionary, Gladiator, Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day, The Classical Compendium, Chronicle of the Roman Republic, and The Greek and Roman Myths. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500051672
Author:
Matyszak, Philip
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 color and 91 black-and-white illustra
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.00000 x 5.25000 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Ancient and Medieval
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » Classical
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Set Theory

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