Gladiatrix: the true story of history's unknown woman warrior

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Berkley Boulevard Books, Sep 3, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 261 pages
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It was discovered in London, 1996-the burial ground of a first-century Roman gladiator. Even more amazing, the remains were that of a female. The finding not only made history, but changed it, giving a new understanding of the role of women in Roman society and the spectacle of the blood sport.

A fascinating celebration of ancient sisters-in-arms and a revealing look at a never-before-told chapter in history, Gladiatrix also explores the legend of the Amazons and the true story of Boudica, the real warrior queen who almost brought Rome to its knees.

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User Review  - Melissa Prange - Goodreads

Surprisingly, in a book entitled "Gladiatrix," there wasn't all that much information about female gladiators in its pages. The book concerns itself mostly with the culture of the time and the general ... Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

Interesting speculative history of what the life of a female gladiator might have been like in Roman London. The fictionalized story didn't do much for me but I found the history pretty fascinating. I definitely want to know more. Worth checking out. Read full review

Contents

Preface
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GODDESSES AMAZONS AND WARRIOR QUEENS 27
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VIRGO MATRON A LUPA 57
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About the author (2002)

Amy Zoll has a Masters Degree in Roman Archaeology from the University of Durham, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked at Roman sites in England and France, in addition to two summers in Pompeii. She is the author of several articles for academic journals, and Gladiatrix is her first full-length work.