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    DescriptionThe Gladiatorial games of the Ancient Roman world used prisoners of war, conquered slaves or condemned criminals as dispensable "extras". Some, however, volunteered for the profession and their fame spread throughout the Empire, from tavern to Imperial Palace. This title relates how these combatants were encouraged to draw their opponents' blood and prolong his death, thus giving the public what they wanted to see. It relates how they were recruited and trained, and many types of gladiator are covered, from the net-wielding Retiarius to the fish-helmeted Myrmilo.


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    Title
    Gladiators
    Subtitle
    100 BC-AD 200
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Wisdom, Illustrated by Angus McBride
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841762999
    ISBN 10: 1841762997
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JWH, ASZ
    BISAC V2.8: SPO000000
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000
    DC21: 937
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    DC22: 796.80937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, ATX, NHC, JWCS
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    8 colour, 50 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    25 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Stephen Wisdom's interest in history was first awakened through his involvement with medieval drama, an interest that continues to influence his writing and illustrating career. An experienced re-enactor, he believes that a historical drama can educate just as well as a textbook, and he has undertaken a variety of historic roles. Based in a quiet village in eastern England, he currently devotes himself to writing, sculpture, and making armour. Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, has contributed to more than 75 Osprey titles over the past 25 years. Since 1976, he has lived and worked in the Republic of South Africa, in Cape Town.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Historical Background; Recruitment; Training in the Gladiatorial School; Weapons and Equipment of Gladiators; At the Games; Combat; Places to Visit; Colour Plate Commentary