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    DescriptionSuperfit, muscled, and macho, gladiators were hero-worshipped for their skills and courage as they fought to the death, yet despised for their humble status. For over six cruel centuries, tens of thousands died in the blood soaked arenas of Rome and its colonies, watched by enthralled crowds screaming for violence. Professor Fik Meijer has ingeniously pieced together their true stories from contemporary evidence, describing the gladiators' origins, daily life, training, and the odds of their survival pitted against their legions of fans' lust for blood and spectacle.


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    Title
    The Gladiators
    Subtitle
    History's Most Deadly Sport
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fik Meijer, Translated by Liz Waters
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 267
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312364021
    ISBN 10: 0312364024
    Classifications

    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: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC21: 796.0937
    DC22: 796/.0937
    LC classification: GV35 .M45 2007
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.0937
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    Thema V1.0: NHDA, SCX
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    06 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    FIK MEIJER is a Professor of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam and is the author of "Emperors Don't Die in Bed. "His next book will be a study of Rome's charioteers.
    Review quote
    "Forget Russell Crowe in a skirt and sandals, this is the real deal if you want to know about blood and guts in the arena. The author has pieced together thousands of documents, eyewitness testimonies, and engravings to tell in vivid detail the story of the gladiators of ancient Rome." -- "The Daily Mail" [UK] "Fik Meijer, a professor of ancient history in Amsterdam, gives fascinating insight into Ancient Rome's gladiators. ... An in-depth book...." -- "The Big Issue" [Meijer] has written a history that is at once interesting, informative, and fast-paced. Thumbs up or thumbs down? No contest." -- "Leeds Guide "