The snarls of beasts, the clash of steel, the cries of the victims, and the roar of the crowd--these are the gladiator games of ancient Rome. The heroes of these spectacles were the gladiators, who were idolized like today's pop stars. This exciting book reveals the sometimes surprising facts about how these fierce combatants lived--and if they could not--how they tried to die well.
Crabtree Publishing Company
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