Gladiator

Gladiator

The Roman Fighter's (unofficial) Manual

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Baker & Taylor
Offers advice on how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.

Norton Pub
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 gladiatorHow to join the most glamorous—yet lethal—profession on earthWho will try to kill you, and with whatWhich arena of the empire is the right one for youWhen and how often you will fightWhat happens before, during, and after a duelCombining 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.
An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.

Book News
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)

Baker
& Taylor

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

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011
ISBN: 9780500051672
0500051674
Branch Call Number: 796.80937 MAT
Characteristics: 200 p. :,ill. (some col.), map ;,20 cm.

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