Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] Manual

by Philip Matyszak | History |
ISBN: 0500051674 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/7/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, September 07, 2018
I got this hardcover from the ongoing book-sale room at the Dunstable MA public library. Turns out it's a surprisingly-good overview of gladiators in ancient Rome, from how they became so (being captured in war, being enslaved, sometimes selling themselves to pay off debts, and occasionally just for the thrill) to how they're trained, the different styles, the types of arenas they fight in, and more. The tone's informative with some nice dry humor here and there, and the book's loaded with quotes from ancient source material about gladiators, including historians, politicians, and graffiti. There are images from sculptures, pottery and mosaics as well, and the book even includes a photo section showing a group of modern-day reenactors in full gladiatorial armor. Informative and entertaining!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at The Mill in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Released 2 mos ago (9/20/2018 UTC) at The Mill in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA

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I left this book on a window ledge inside the renovated mill building, along the pathway leading to the restaurant. (The photo shows the river and railroad bridge nearby.) Hope the finder enjoys the book!

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Journal Entry 3 by Bonshob at Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, September 23, 2018
We found this book on the way to Music class.

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