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    DescriptionFrom the author of Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons comes an eye-opening new look at one of the most popular spectacles of ancient Rome. This detailed, fascinating guide covers every aspect of the gladiator phenomenon from the types of equipment the dif

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    The Complete Guide to Ancient Rome's Bloody Fighters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Konstantin Nossov
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 28 g
    ISBN 13: 9780762773930
    ISBN 10: 0762773936

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC21: 796.80937
    DC22: 796.80937
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: GV35 .N67 2009
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    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, maps
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    Lyons Press
    Publication date
    04 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford, Conn.
    Author Information
    Konstantin Nossov is a noted researcher on ancient and medieval arms, armor, fortresses, and warfare as well as the author of numerous books on these subjects including Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons (Lyons Press)."
    Review quote
    A powerful survey . . . offering the newest research on gladiators to revise the standard perception of their combat, equipment, and lives and social status. Bookwatch The richest knowledge of the history of this most interesting phenomenon the history of the Roman arena where, in blood and gold, magnificent performances developed, which devoured enormous sums of money and took away the lives of thousands of human beings and animals. The book is based on a huge amount of ancient resources, as well as the newest findings and research. Michael Gorelik, author of The Warriors of Eurasia"
    Back cover copy
    From the author of Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons comes this eye-opening new look at the most popular spectacle of ancient Rome. Gladiatorial games first served as a solemn funeral rite to honor noble citizens. At the height of their eight-century reign of popularity, the games formed the centerpiece of a massive entertainment industry run by cunning entrepreneurs and regulated carefully by the government. Professional gladiators were highly trained, and their ranks even included women for a time. Slaves who became gladiators could earn their freedom in as few as four wins. A gladiator's career lasted about four years with an average lifespan of just eighteen to twenty-five years but some champions survived up to 150 combats. In return for long-term contracts, they earned huge annual salaries. They were the boxers or football players of their day.This richly illustrated, fascinating guide provides a complete, breathtaking tour of gladiator customs and covers every aspect of the gladiator phenomenon, from the types of equipment the different classes of gladiator used to the unique place in society occupied by these fighters prepared to die."