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    DescriptionThe brutal, thrilling world of gladiators was a popular motif in the art of Pompeii, as this informative book demonstrates. "Gladiators at Pompeii", illustrated with striking Pompeiian depictions of these ancient combatants, presents a complete picture of the gladiators of the Roman Empire and the highly organized and regulated tournaments in which they competed. Luciana Jacobelli reveals the latest evidence on the best-documented categories of gladiators, their origins, social status, equipment and training. Originally staged for the funeral rights of prominent Roman citizens, gladiatorial games eventually became a tool for career politicians to both gain popularity and appease the often turbulent masses. While most gladiators were slaves or prisoners of war forced into a career of battle, others were criminals or free men from prominent families who aspired to fame and fortune. Surprisingly, there are even records of women gladiators.

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    Gladiators at Pompeii
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luciana Jacobelli
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 176 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892367313
    ISBN 10: 0892367318

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14470
    BIC subject category V2: WST, ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, ART050000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 704.942309377
    LC classification: N8217.G5 J
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 704.94230937
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 704.9/423/09377
    LC classification: N8217.G5 J3313 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    120 colour illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Publishing
    Publication date
    19 February 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA