Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] Manual [NOOK Book]

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An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.

So you think you’d like to be a gladiator? Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Win fame and fortune in one of Rome’s most glamorous locations, in the presence of the emperor himself. Who wouldn’t kill for a job like that?

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Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] Manual

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Overview

An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.

So you think you’d like to be a gladiator? Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Win fame and fortune in one of Rome’s most glamorous locations, in the presence of the emperor himself. Who wouldn’t kill for a job like that?

This handy guide tells you everything you need to know before you step out to fight for your life in front of a roaring crowd:
  • Why you should become a gladiator
  • How to join the most glamorous—yet lethal—profession on earth
  • Who will try to kill you, and with what
  • Which arena of the empire is the right one for you
  • When and how often you will fight
  • What happens before, during, and after a duel
Combining the latest research with modern reconstructions, Gladiator helps you experience firsthand the spectacular yet brutal life and death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500771723
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 6/9/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 530,555
  • File size: 70 MB
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Meet the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St. John’s College, Oxford. His books include Legionary, Gladiator, Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day, The Classical Compendium, Chronicle of the Roman Republic, and The Greek and Roman Myths. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.
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    Posted April 14, 2015

    Ferox

    A war loving country ruled by lively khans. The main attraction is a giant Arena.

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    Welcome to the Arena. . .

    The Arena is a place where two competators fight, either until one backs down or one dies. Godmodding or powerplaying is not permitted, but any type of humanoid is (ie. human, elf, dwarf, orc, demon, angel, draconian, etc. . .)
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    There are different classes. Everyone will choose ONE class. They are as follows:
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    - Warrior {Fights head-on with a melee weapon. They know only offensive magic, and it is limited.}
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    - Mage {Fights at a distance or with a staff. They know magic the strongest, but generally focus on one element.}
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    - Paladin {Though generally taken as a Holy Warrior, they are more of healers than holy. They prefer melee weapons, but aren't as good as Warriors.}
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    - Archer {Fights long-distance, using either a type of bow or crossbow. They hate close-range fighting.}
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    - Thief {Fight dirty, using any method to attack their opponent. They take to hiding in the shadows and ambushing. Their weakness is that that are poorly defended.}
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    The Ranking. The Ranking works as follows: when a contestant wins a round, they move up in rank. Their rank depends on the number of rounds won.
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    - Novice {Two Round}
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    - Median {Four Rounds}
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    - Expert {Six Rounds}
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    - Master {Eight Rounds}
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    - Commander {Ten Rounds}
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    - Baron {Twelve Rounds}
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    Upon reaching the rank Baron, the competator is removed from the game, thus becoming a leader of the RP. They will be able to situate fights and will supervise trainings.
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    Trainings will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. EST. Rounds will start at 9:00 P.M. EST. for anyone wishing to compete.
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    Awards: Along with the titles, after each win, a competator will be given 100 gold. If the losing opponent dies, the winner has the chance to take their belongings.
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    Betting: Betting is allowed. Spectators are welcome to watch the fights and bid on who they think will win. The bets can be no more than 400 gold.
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    If you have questions, feel free to ask at the Information Center at res 6.

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