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Author Wood, Alix, author.
Title Gladiators : fighting to the death / Alix Wood.
Pub Info New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
book jacket
 Bourne-Children's Room  J 796.8 Woo     AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Descript 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Why'd they do that? Strange customs of the past
Wood, Alix. Why'd they do that? Strange customs of the past.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Summary Gladiators were mostly slaves and ex-soldiers, but some actually volunteered to fight for ancient Rome's entertainment. Gladiators went to special schools to acquire the skills needed to best opponents and survive to fight another day. This absorbing book gives detailed descriptions of weapons, armor, rules of the arena, and different-- often gruesome-- gladiatorial events. Roman history comes alive in photographs of the Colosseum and ancient artifacts, as well as in famous paintings and instructive illustrations.
Subject Gladiators -- Rome -- Juvenile literature.
Gladiators -- Rome.
Rome -- Civilization -- Juvenile literature.
Rome -- Civilization.
ISBN 9781433995804 (library binding)
9781433995811 (paperback)
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