The gladiators : history's most deadly sport /

Main Author: Meijer, Fik.
Other Authors: Waters, Liz.
Language: English
Dutch
Published: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2007, c2003.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • Chronology
  • Introduction
  • How the gladiator games evolved
  • Chariot races and plays
  • Early gladiator fights
  • Spartacus
  • Gladiator games under the early emperors
  • The gladiators
  • Their prestige
  • Their backgrounds
  • Their training
  • Their life expectancy
  • Their love life
  • Female gladiators
  • What did it all cost?
  • Types of gladiator
  • The scene of action
  • The building of the Colosseum
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Copies of the Colosseum
  • The animals
  • A day at the Colosseum
  • The morning programme : hunting and animal fights
  • The interval attractions : executions
  • The afternoon programme : gladiator fights
  • Sea battles (naumachiae)
  • Dead meat
  • Gladiator burials
  • Carcasses : disposed of or eaten?
  • The end of gladiator shows
  • Objections to gladiator fights
  • The demise of gladiator shows
  • The decline and fall of the Colosseum
  • Gladiator films
  • Spartacus
  • Gladiator
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • List of amphitheatres.

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