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The Gladiators: History's Most Deadly Sport

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Best book

    This is one of the best books I have read in my life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2006

    Puts the Movie to Shame.

    Fik Meijer's book is a wonderful and straightforward account of gladiators and their blood sport. The author moves smoothly through the chapters, covering the origins of the games, the backgrounds of the fighters, the Colosseum and other amphitheaters, the types of gladiators, and even illustrates a typical day at the arena. Meijer also takes time at the end to compare fact with the fiction portrayed in the movies 'Gladiator' and 'Spartacus.' This book held my attention--I was able to read it in one sitting, and I was immensely satisfied. It made a great secondary source for a term paper I wrote this semester as well. Highly recommended for anyone curious about Roman gladiators, public games, or social history.

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    Posted April 27, 2009

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