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GLADIATOR The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] Manual

Matyszak, Philip

ISBN 10: 0500051674 / ISBN 13: 9780500051672
Published by Thames & Hudson, 2011
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Title: GLADIATOR The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] ...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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

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:
  • Why you should become a gladiator
  • How to join the most glamorous―yet lethal―profession on earth
  • Who will try to kill you, and with what
  • Which arena of the empire is the right one for you
  • When and how often you will fight
  • What happens before, during, and after a duel
Combining the latest research with modern reconstructions, Gladiator helps you experience firsthand the spectacular yet brutal life and death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome. 21 color and 91 black-and-white illustrations

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.

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