The gladiator: the secret history of Rome's warrior slaves

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Ebury Press, Oct 15, 2000 - History - 216 pages
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In the excesses of Imperial Rome the life of a gladiator was almost in variably short and always extraordinarily violent, an abyss of bloody darkness illuminated only faintly by the prospect of honour, wealth, p ublic attention and the amorous attentions

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Review: The Gladiator: The Secret History of Rome's Warrior Slaves

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

This book was quite informative, but not that great. It had a good bit of information, before it got bogged down with long, descriptive fight scenes. Could have trimmed 40 pages from it. Read full review

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User Review  - Chad Oakley - Goodreads

Interesting. At times repetitive. Best chapters was twelve "A Day at the Games." Left some questions. Read full review


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Alan Baker has written and illustrated over 40 books of his own, six of which have been chosen for the book of the year list. These include the Little Rabbit series which have sold over 750,000 copies to date worldwide. White Rabbit's color book was a 2008 IBBY choice. His style consists of a pencil rough with final artwork rendered using traditional methods - watercolour, pen and ink, airbrush, and crayon. The illustration is produced as separate elements and then composed and colour adjusted in photoshop using layers. Alan Baker has won the Benson & Hedges illustrators gold award, Gold Creative Circle award, Silver Campaign Press award. He also gained a IRA/CBC. Childrens Choice award & was a Flair Creative match winner.

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