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Alan Baker - The Gladiator - 9780091886547 - KSS0001040
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The Gladiator

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Description for The Gladiator Paperback. As he stepped into the massive, roaring space of the Coliseum, he would have been aware of two things: first the bodies of those who had fought and fallen, their blood mingling with the hot dust of the arena floor; second, a sound as ominous as the scenes before him - that of swords being sharpened. Num Pages: 224 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; ASZ; HBJD; HBLA; HBTS; WST. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 127 x 15. Weight in Grams: 160. Fine copy
Alan Baker weaves an extraordinary, vivid picture of Roman life as his compelling and evocative history tells the story of Rome's most notable gladiators. They were condemned and feared by emperors, slaughtered and adored by the masses and worshipped by their female fans, yet their lives were invariably violently short. Whether their enemy was a starved tiger or a battle-hardened criminal, their numbered days were dark and bloody. Yet men gave up their wealth and freedom to become gladiators and noble-women gave up their positions to be with them. The Gladiator illuminates the extraordinary lives of Spartacus, Commodus, ... Read more

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Ebury Press
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London, United Kingdom
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About Alan Baker
Alan Baker was born in Birmingham in 1964 and studied English at the University of Reading.

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Full of fascinating anecdotes...Baker's writing vividly captures the scenes
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