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The Gladiator: The Secret History of Rome's Warrior Slaves

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A dramatic, vivid picture of Roman life, Alan Baker's evocative history tells the stories of the extraordinary gladiators, trainers and emperors who participated in history's most violent game.

Condemned and yet feared by Emperors, slaughtered and yet adored by the masses and loved by women, the Gladiator's life was invariably short and violent. His existence was an abyss of bloody darkness illuminated only faintly by the prospect of honor, wealth, public attention and the amorous attentions of adoring women. With fear and danger as his constant companions, his enemy was as likely to be a starved tiger as a fellow battle-hardened human being. Yet men gave up their freedom to become gladiators, noblewomen gave up their positions to elope with them, and Emperors risked death to fight these slaves.

A work of history that reads like fiction, The Gladiator recreates the stories of Spartacus, Commodus, Caligula and others, bringing to life this most extraordinary Empire and the unique players in the gladiatorial arena.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index.

About the Author

Alan Baker was born in Birmingham in 1964 and studied English at the University of Reading. This is his fourth book, including Invisible Eagle: The History of Nazi Occultism. He lives in Hove, East Sussex.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312284039
Subtitle:
The Secret History of Rome's Warrior Slaves
Author:
Baker, Alan
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Sports and state
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Gladiators
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Us
Series Volume:
051-01
Publication Date:
20010912
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 15 bandw line illustratiosn
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.12x5.76x.85 in. .89 lbs.

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