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Gladiators

Author : Rachael Hanel
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Discusses how gladiators fought not for land, wealth, or treasure, but to entertain the masses.

Gladiators at Pompeii

Author : Luciana Jacobelli
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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.

Gladiators and Caesars

Author : Eckart Köhne
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Describes the events and games held in the amphitheaters, cicuses, and theaters in ancient Rome.

The Roman Gladiators

Author : Louise Park
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"An introduction to the history and lifestyle of Roman gladiators"--Provided by publisher.

Gladiators

Author : Roger Dunkle
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The games comprised gladiatorial fights, staged animal hunts (venationes) and the executions of convicted criminals and prisoners of war. Besides entertaining the crowd, the games delivered a powerful message of Roman power: as a reminder of the wars in which Rome had acquired its empire, the distant regions of its far-flung empire (from where they had obtained wild beasts for the venatio), and the inevitability of Roman justice for criminals and those foreigners who had dared to challenge the empire's authority. Though we might see these games as bloodthirsty, cruel and reprehensible condemning any alien culture out of hand for a sport that offends our sensibilities smacks of cultural chauvinism. Instead one should judge an ancient sport by the standards of its contemporary cultural context. This book offers a fascinating, and fair historical appraisal of gladiatorial combat, which will bring the games alive to the reader and help them see them through the eyes of the ancient Romans. It will answer questions about gladiatorial combat such as: What were its origins? Why did it disappear? Who were gladiators? How did they become gladiators? What was there training like? How did the Romans view gladiators? How were gladiator shows produced and advertised? What were the different styles of gladiatorial fighting? Did gladiator matches have referees? Did every match end in the death of at least one gladiator? Were gladiator games mere entertainment or did they play a larger role in Roman society? What was their political significance?

Gladiators

Author : Ben Hubbard
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The Gladiator is an icon of Roman culture, of sports economy, and of brave and brutal combat. This title in the Conquerors and Combatants series reveals the importance of gladiators as cultural heroes, enslaved athletes who were vital to the economy, and as political actors whose victories and sacrifices both entertained and subdued the Roman population. Illustrations, photos, and artifacts complement details about the gladiators’ lives, fighting styles, revolts, and political impacts. In Gladiators readers discover who gladiators were, how they shaped their society, and why they remain glorified icons of combat and culture.

Gladiators

Author : Mark Roemhildt
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Wealthy ancient Romans got their kicks at the arena, where convicted criminals, slaves, and prisoners of war were pitted against each other in physical combat. The contenders were called gladiators, and they fought until they found relief in victory, mercy, or death. Readers will be fascinated by the gladiator’s life in training and battle.

Gladiators

Author : M. C. Bishop
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Gladiators have been the subject of fascination and legend for centuries, whether they were fighting fellow gladiators, exotic animals, or participating in hunts. Readers will be engrossed in the history of this potentially deadly sport, its development, and its rise and fall. This tell-all text covers the wide variety of warriors who took part in this vicious combat, their armor, weapons, and their lives including their stardom, the less-than-glamorous, and the gruesome. This enlightening resource also features the equipment, weapons, and armor that made for the most grisly entertainment, bringing crowds to their feet, in both horror and delight.

Gladiators

Author : Susan Nichols
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Not only were the gladiator games a central part of life for the average Roman citizen, but they also played a significant role in the development and maintenance of the Roman empire between 264 BCE and 404 CE. This text explores the fundamentals of the gladiatorial system, with a serious look at the lives of these hardened warriors: delving into their pasts, their everyday struggles, and what it actually took to become a Roman gladiator. It takes a poignant look at some of the best-known warriors in terms modern readers can relate to and understand.

Gladiators

Author : Pliny O'Brian
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Gladiators were the superstars of the Roman Empire. However, their lives were bloody, dangerous, and short. Learn more about these fighters in Gladiators. Curriculum Connections: - Presents fighters in historical context, including the culture, mores, and socioeconomic climate of the time - Action verbs, vivid descriptions, and other reading cues are used in the text to stimulate the reader, particularly the experiential and/or kinesthetic learner (differentiated instruction)