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The Gladiators: History's Most Deadly Sport

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. I

    I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. I enjoyed this book because it gave me an insight with elaborate details
    about the gladiators and the Coliseum. This book provides a lot of facts about the gladiator games and the background of the famous
    entertainment of Rome. I also like how in the beginning of the book there is a timeline of different events that involve the gladiators in
    Rome's history. The author organizes the book in a helpful way to understand and to make this book much more enjoyable to read. The
    author also incorporates a storyline, which gives a sense of imagination to the book along with the facts. This book also has a few
    pages dedicated to the Coliseum about it's incredible built, which helps answer some questions on my research paper. The few pictures
    in the book is helpful to me to visualize different aspects of the gladiators history and the different parts of the Coliseum. The different
    pictures of the weapons used and helmets worn by the gladiators grasped my attention even more because I became more interested
    in the book. I also like how the book was not a bore to read with paragraphs of non-useful facts; it gave intriguing details of different 
    emperors, materials used in the arena of the Coliseum, and background stories.This book provides vivid detail and visual images
     to help better the understanding of the history of the Coliseum and the gladiators.
     

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