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Gladiator By Philip Matyszak

by Philip Matyszak

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Helps the reader by providing steps over the threshold of gladiator school, and training to become a man of the sword.
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Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's (Unofficial) Manual by Philip Matyszak

Experience at first hand the spectacular, brutal life and savage death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome.This manual will take the reader from the first faltering steps over the threshold of gladiator school, and through training to become a `man of the sword'. Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Learn why you should become a gladiator, how to join the profession, who will try to kill you (and what with), which arena of the empire is right for you, when and how often you will fight and what happens before, during and after the bout.

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Gladiator Reviews

'Offers tongue-in-cheek advice on how to cut it in the amphitheatre ... brings home the horror of the spectacles' - Current Archaeology

About Philip Matyszak

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry) and Legionary.

Table of Contents

Becoming a Gladiator * How Did We Get Here? * Arenas of the Empire * Ludus Life * The Making of a Gladiator * Gladiators Outside the Arena * Preliminaries to a Bout * Death at the Colosseum * Death and Other Alternatives to Retirement * Map of the Roman Empire * Glossary * Further Reading * Sources of Quotations * Sources of Illustrations * Index

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Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's (Unofficial) Manual by Philip Matyszak
Philip Matyszak
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Thames & Hudson Ltd
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