Gladiator: The Complete Guide to Ancient Rome's Bloody Fighters

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Rowman & Littlefield, 4 oct. 2011 - 208 páginas

From the author of Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons comes an eye-opening new look at one of the most popular spectacles of ancient Rome. This detailed, fascinating guide covers every aspect of the gladiator phenomenon from the types of equipment the different classes of gladiator used to the high place in society these sportsmen came to occupy.

 

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Índice

PREFACE
6
INTRODUCTION
8
I ROMAN SPECTACLE
11
II TYPES OF GLADIATOR
44
III GLADIATORS EQUIPMENT
80
IV METHODS OF COMBAT
103
V AMPHITHEATERS
111
VI ORGANIZING THE EVENTS
131
VII THE DAY OF THE SHOW
156
CONCLUSION CRAVING BLOOD OR BLOODY SPORT?
168
APPENDIXES
170
GLOSSARY
172
NOTES
180
BIBLIOGRAPHY
195
INDEX
200
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Sobre el autor (2011)

Konstantin Nossov is a noted researcher on ancient and medieval arms, armor, fortresses, and warfare as well as the author of numerous books on these subjects—including Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons (Lyons Press). 

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