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Gladiators : violence and spectacle in ancient Rome

Author: Roger Dunkle
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Roger Dunkle offers a fascinating and fair historical appraisal of gladiatorial combat, which will bring the games alive to the reader and help them see them through the eyes of the ancient Romans.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dunkle, Roger.
Gladiators.
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2008
(OCoLC)624337661
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Dunkle
ISBN: 9781405807395 1405807393
OCLC Number: 232002130
Description: x, 398 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Publisher's acknowledgements --
Cultural context and origins of gladiatorial combat --
Recruitment and training of gladiators --
Gladiator games in action --
A brief history of gladiator games --
A brief history of the arena hunt --
The Roman amphitheatre and the colosseum --
Gladiators in film --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Roger Dunkle.
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Roger Dunkle offers a fascinating and fair historical appraisal of gladiatorial combat, which will bring the games alive to the reader and help them see them through the eyes of the ancient Romans.

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