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EDC Publishing, Jun 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Gladiators were brutal fighters who risked their lives in one of the deadliest sports of all time. They performed to huge crowds in stadiums across the Roman Empire. Find out how these savage spectacles first began, who took part in them and how men were trained to become fighting machines.

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The history of gladiators began when pairs of slaves fought to death at a funeral of an important Roman official. Then it became popular and schools for gladiators were built, and so were the stadiums. Even some emperors took part in the fights. Read full review

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