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The Gladiator: The Secret History of Rome's Warrior Slaves
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date September 1, 2001
Pages 223
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312284039
ISBN-10 0312284039
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.95
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Summary
A fascinating account documents the history of the Roman games, which were the cultural and political life of Rome, by exploring the illustrious lives of the gladiators - courageous men who were condemned, adored by women, feared, and destroyed. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
A dramatic, vivid picture of Roman life, Alan Baker's evocative history tells the stories of the extraordinary gladiators, trainers and emperors who participated in history's most violent game.

Condemned and yet feared by Emperors, slaughtered and yet adored by the masses and loved by women, the Gladiator's life was invariably short and violent. His existence was an abyss of bloody darkness illuminated only faintly by the prospect of honor, wealth, public attention and the amorous attentions of adoring women. With fear and danger as his constant companions, his enemy was as likely to be a starved tiger as a fellow battle-hardened human being. Yet men gave up their freedom to become gladiators, noblewomen gave up their positions to elope with them, and Emperors risked death to fight these slaves.

A work of history that reads like fiction, The Gladiator recreates the stories of Spartacus, Commodus, Caligula and others, bringing to life this most extraordinary Empire and the unique players in the gladiatorial arena.


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from St Martins Pr (September 1, 2001)
9780312284039 | details & prices | 223 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Describes the history of Roman gladiator games, exploring the sport's political and social role, the life and training of a gladiator, and the games.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Da Capo Pr (October 16, 2002)
9780306811852 | details & prices | 216 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Describes the history of Roman gladiator games, exploring the sport's political and social role, the life and training of a gladiator, and the games.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 5, 2008)
9781435297371 | details & prices | 216 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A dramatic, vivid picture of Roman life, Alan Baker's evocative history tells the stories of the extraordinary gladiators, trainers and emperors who participated in history's most violent game.

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