Gladiators at Pompeii

Gladiators at Pompeii


By (author) Luciana Jacobelli

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  • Publisher: L'Erma Di Bretschneider
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 248mm x 16mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Rome
  • ISBN 10: 8882652491
  • ISBN 13: 9788882652494

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Illustrated with striking Pompeian depictions of these ancient combatants, Gladiators at Pompeii presents a complete picture of the gladiators of the Roman Empire and the highly organized and regulated tournaments in which they competed. Luciana Jabobelli 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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