Gladiator the roman fighters unofficial manual is a highly enjoyable and thorough account of life in the roman gladiatorial system philip matyszak does a good job of placing the gladiator firmly within the social economic and political context of ad 180 rome under the rule of the emperor commodus. Gladiator is an amusing accurate look at the lives and deaths of romes famous blood sport combatants a superb classical scholar and author of such serious works as the enemies of rome from hannibal to attila the hun 2004 dr matyszak cambridge also has a wry sense of humor which he has displayed on several occasions such as in legionary the roman soldiers unofficial hand . Read gladiator the roman fighters unofficial manual by philip matyszak available from rakuten kobo sign up today and get 5 off your first purchase an entertaining yet factual insiders guide how to become a gladiator hone your fighting skills and thrill the crowds. Each of the nine chapters deals with some aspect of gladiatorial life why one would chose to become a gladiator the origins of the games the arena living conditions and training the various types of gladiatorial fighters groupies rituals of combat and more such as the differences and similarities between soldiers and
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