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

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Ebury Press, Oct 15, 2000 - History - 216 pages
4 Reviews
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  - Lisa - Goodreads

All in all, disappointingly sensationalist, though not utterly unreadable. Baker seems in large part to revisit scholarship done by earlier writers, but he makes a number of critical errors. Most ... Read full review

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

Contents

A Branch of Politics
31
How to Kill How to Die
41
The Revolt of Spartacus
59
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

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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