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Gladiators (DK Secret Worlds)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Gladiators (DK Secret Worlds).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    John Malam(Author)

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This book will appeal to reluctant readers with "Weird World" feature boxes, dramatic photos, close-up views, lots of quirky facts and figures and a mega reference section.

There is something uniquely fascinating about gladiators, and the times in which they lived. In this book, written for children aged 7 to 11, I have outlined the nature and history of gladiatorial contests, from their beginnings in the 260sBCE as games staged at funerals, to their demise 600 years later. While describing what we know - from historical and archaeological evidence - I have also drawn attention to what we don't know. For instance, we don't know for certain whether a fallen gladiator's fate was decided by the crowd turning their thumbs down or up. Also, contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence that Christians ever died in the Colosseum. Other sections describe beast-fights, chariot racing, and daily life in Rome. The book, which is packed with stunning photographs, ends with a detailed reference section. The consultant, Guy de la Bedoyere, is an expert on Roman Britain, and has written many books on the subject. He is also a TV presenter, and regularly appears on the Channel 4 'Time Team' archaeological series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Book details

  • PDF | 96 pages
  • John Malam(Author)
  • DK Publishing (Mar. 2002)
  • English
  • 7
  • Young Adult

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  • By P Lewis on 1 March 2002

    We've done the Romans at school and this fills lots of gaps. It's interesting and I really like the pictures - especially the wild animals in the Roman arena painted in the 1800s. My favourite part of the book is the Gladiator Who's Who that tells you about the most famous gladiators.

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