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Life as a Gladiator: An Interactive History Adventure by Michael Burgan

An Interactive History Adventure Gladiators, many of them slaves, entertained Roman audiences by fighting with tridents and swords in huge stadiums. Their fights often were to the death. Will you:

Fight at the side of Spartacus during a violent gladiator rebellion?

Leave your home and family to train at a gladiator school in Pompeii?

Try to earn your freedom as a champion gladiator at the Flavian Amphitheater?

Experience the exciting, dangerous world of a highly trained warrior. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make could lead you to fame, riches, or even to death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429656382
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: You Choose: Warriors Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 540,328
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

Table of Contents

About Your Adventure 5

Chapter 1 Gladiators and the Glory of Rome 7

Chapter 2 Spartacus' Rebellion 13

Chapter 3 Gladiator in Training 41

Chapter 4 A Champion's Last Fight 71

Chapter 5 The Last Years of the Gladiators 101

Timeline 106

Other Paths to Explore 108

Read More 109

Internet Sites 109

Glossary 110

Bibliography 111

Index 112

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