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Author Dunkle, Roger.

Title Gladiators : violence and spectacle in ancient Rome / Roger Dunkle
Edition First edition
Published Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 398 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-385) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gladiators -- Rome -- History
Violence -- Rome -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317905202