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Gladiators : fighting to the death in Ancient Rome

Author: M C Bishop
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Casemate Publishers, 2017.
Series: Casemate short history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Digital editionView all editions and formats
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"The gladiator is one of the most enduring figures of Ancient Rome. Heroic, though of lowly status, they fought vicious duels in large arenas filled with baying crowds. The survivor could be either executed (the famous 'thumbs down' signal) or spared at the whim of the crowd or the Emperor. Few lasted more than a dozen fights, yet they were a valuable asset to their owners. But how did they fight and how did their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)975363098
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M C Bishop
ISBN: 9781612005140 1612005144
OCLC Number: 1015232525
Notes: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 10, 2018).
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Origins --
Rise of the gladiators --
At the peak --
Hardware and venues --
Life as a gladiator --
The end of the gladiators.
Series Title: Casemate short history.
Responsibility: M.C. Bishop.

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