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Way of the Gladiator

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"Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you!"

And die the gladiators did. In a vast marble Colosseum larger than Yankee Stadium, the people of Rome, patrician and commoner, flocked to see gladiators mangled beneath the hoofs and wheels of horses and chariots, slaughtered by half-starved wild beasts, and butchered by well-armed and armored professionals. With the Empire in decline, death and torture became the only spectacles that satisfied the decadent Romans' longing. The Emperor Trajan gave one set of games that lasted 122 days; at its end, 11,000 people and 10,000 animals had been killed. The people of Rome loved it — and they wanted more. This is the extraordinary and true account of the Roman Games and the gladiators who fought and died in the cruelest, costliest spectacles of all time!

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An account of the gladiatorial spectacles mounted in the Colosseum to satisfy the decadent tastes of Ancient Rome, patrician and plebeian alike. The torture and butchery took place on a prodigious scale; the emperor Trajan gave one set of games that lasted 122 days and slaughtered 11,000 people.

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Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you!" And die the gladiators did. In a vast marble Colosseum larger than Yankee Stadium, the people of Rome, patrician and commoner, flocked to see gladiators mangled beneath the hoofs and wheels of horses and chariots, slaughtered by half-starved wild beasts, and butchered by well-armed and armored professionals. With the Empire in decline, death and torture became the only spectacles that satisfied the decadent Romans' longing. The Emperor Trajan gave one set of games that lasted 122 days; at its end, 11,000 people and 10,000 animals had been killed. The people of Rome loved it-and they wanted more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743413039
Author:
Mannix, Daniel P.
Publisher:
I Books
Author:
Mannix, Daniel P.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Gladiators
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 003
Publication Date:
20010227
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.3125 in 7.472 oz

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Product details 240 pages SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE - English 9780743413039 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An account of the gladiatorial spectacles mounted in the Colosseum to satisfy the decadent tastes of Ancient Rome, patrician and plebeian alike. The torture and butchery took place on a prodigious scale; the emperor Trajan gave one set of games that lasted 122 days and slaughtered 11,000 people.
"Synopsis" by , Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you!" And die the gladiators did. In a vast marble Colosseum larger than Yankee Stadium, the people of Rome, patrician and commoner, flocked to see gladiators mangled beneath the hoofs and wheels of horses and chariots, slaughtered by half-starved wild beasts, and butchered by well-armed and armored professionals. With the Empire in decline, death and torture became the only spectacles that satisfied the decadent Romans' longing. The Emperor Trajan gave one set of games that lasted 122 days; at its end, 11,000 people and 10,000 animals had been killed. The people of Rome loved it-and they wanted more.

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