Gladiator

Die Feinde des Imperiums dürsten nach Rache Die Krieger Macro und Cato sind auf dem Weg nach Rom, als ihr schwer beschädigtes Schiff vor Kreta anlegen muss.

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 9783641057275

Category: Fiction

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Die Feinde des Imperiums dürsten nach Rache Die Krieger Macro und Cato sind auf dem Weg nach Rom, als ihr schwer beschädigtes Schiff vor Kreta anlegen muss. Dort tobt ein Aufstand – die Revolte unter der Führung des brutalen Gladiators Ajax droht die Mittelmeerinsel ins Chaos zu stürzen. Ajax steht dem römischen Reich mit unversöhnlichem Hass gegenüber, und auch gegen die beiden Centurionen hegt er tiefen Groll ...

Gladiator

probatio armorum the inspection of weapons by the giver of the games procurator a government official provocator 'the challenger', a type of heavy gladiator who fights with a short sword and large shield quaestus causa for the money (a ...

Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500771716

Category: History

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Experience at first hand the spectacular, brutal life and savage death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome.This manual will take the reader from the first faltering steps over the threshold of gladiator school, and through training to become a man of the sword. Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Learn why you should become a gladiator, how to join the profession, who will try to kill you (and what with), which arena of the empire is right for you, when and how often you will fight and what happens before, during and after the bout.

Gladiator

Any gladiator who had beaten his opponent in the arena could call himself a veteranus. The top veteranus within each gladiator school was the one who had won the most contests and would therefore be honoured with the title primus palus ...

Author: Ben Hubbard

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782742784

Category: History

Page: 224

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A 'fascinating, well-produced guide to the world of the gladiator' History Revealed magazine, Visual Book of the Month 'When everyone had had plenty to eat and drink they called for the gladiators. The moment anyone’s throat was cut, they clapped their hands in pleasure. And it sometimes even turned out that someone had specified in their will that the most beautiful women he had purchased were to fight each other....' – Athenaeus, The Learned Banqueters With their origins as blood rites staged at the funerals of rich aristocrats, gladiatorial combat is one of the defining images of ancient Rome. For more than 600 years, people flocked to arenas to watch these highly-trained warriors participate in a blood-soaked spectacle that was part sport, part theatre, and part cold-blooded murder. On a single day at Rome’s famous Colosseum, 3000 men fought; on another, 9000 animals were slaughtered. Gladiatorial contests were a spectacular dramatization of the Roman emperor’s formidable power. Gladiator looks at life and service in the Roman arenas from the origins of the games in the third century BCE through to the demise of the games in the fifth century CE. It explores the lives of the prisoners of war, criminals, slaves, and volunteers who became gladiators, their training, and the more than 20 types of gladiator they could become, fighting with different types of weapons. From Spartacus’s slave revolt to the real Emperor Commodius who liked to play at being a gladiator, from female gladiators to the great combats involving hundreds of expensively acquired exotic animals, Gladiator is a colourful, accessible study of the ancient world’s famous warrior entertainers.

Gladiator Science

Gladiators did too. Gladiator training was all about physical fitness. They focused on improving their agility, strength and speed. They had to be in peak physical condition. Anything less meant almost certain death in the arena.

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781474711326

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The Life of a Gladiator

Once a man became a gladiator, he was sent to a ludus, or gladiator school. The gladiator became the property of a manager called a lanista. The lanista owned all the gladiators in his school. He then made money by hiring them out to ...

Author: Ruth Owen

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 9781489676665

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Two heavily armed fighters face each other in the Colosseum of ancient Rome. They are about to take part in the deadliest sport the world has ever known. Only one man will leave the arena alive. This is the brutal world of the Roman gladiator.

A Gladiator S Journey

Gladiators Pain will detail the development of the warrior after years of abandonment and abuse. It will show the tears that are now shed for ... A Gladiator Surrenders will display the weariness of the gladiator after years of battle.

Author: Brian Coates

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546216179

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

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It has been said that you should surround yourself with those on the same mission as you. The cover of A Gladiators Journey seems to suggest this mission is one of inevitable conflict and carnage. However, the dichotomy of A Gladiators Journey is that the true mission is that of survival and hope. Although not necessarily alcoholic themselves, there are an estimated 76 million people in the United States affected by alcoholism and other family dysfunction. Those affected will be on a lifelong journey of destruction (self and otherwise) until they finally realize there is help. This journey is for you if you have ever: Raged at someone and didnt know why; Sought solace in sex partners yet still felt empty inside; Felt justified in yelling at someone but later felt remorse; Known you were wrong but couldnt bring yourself to apologize; Displayed any other behavior that made you think why did I do that The journey on which you are about to embark is one of pain & confusion, and recovery & healing. This story, told in a series of poems, will induce tears of sadness, provoke anger, instill fear, but will ultimately bring you strength, hope and joy.

Atilus the Gladiator

Amatores—Fans of gladiators Andabatae—Men who were forced to fight blindfolded Bestiarii—Those who fought wild beasts Caladarium—Hot room of the baths Cruppellarii—Gladiators who wore heavy cuirasses Dimachaeri—Gladiators who fought ...

Author: E. C. Tubb

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434443205

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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From the cold, misty shores of Britain, which the Emperor Claudius had invaded, Atilus Cindras was taken as a boy slave to work and fight for the greater glory of the Roman Empire. Eventually, he was sent to a gladiator school, and there trained to fight--and perhaps die--in the arena. But Atilus survives the years of decadent slaughter, and gradually gains power and riches as he navigates through the steamy politics of ancient Rome under the Emperor Nero. But Nero is a spoiled, selfish ruler who is forever seeking the favor of the Roman masses. And when he decides to appease the people's lust for something new and original in the ring, he picks Atilus to train the first troupe of female gladiators. Little does Atilus know, however, that he's being played, both by the Emperor and by his cronies--just a little joke: a second troupe of female fighters to be pitted against the twenty women that Atilus is managing. And if Atilus loses, he'll be made a slave once more! The second novel in the Atilus Saga features more rousing action and political intrigue by a master storyteller!

A Gladiator s Tale

to Also, most gladiators survived their matches. Evidence from tombstones and other inscriptions show gladiators often losing or fighting to draws and living to fight another day. A well-trained gladiator was expensive to replace—the ...

Author: Ashley Gardner

Publisher: Jennifer Ashley

ISBN: 9781951041427

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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AD 63 Leonidas’s former trainer, Aemil, asks him to look into the disappearances of gladiators from his ludus. Leonidas and Cassia investigate, and soon uncover gruesome murders involving some of the wealthiest citizens of Rome. Leonidas pits his skills against an unknown killer who hunts gladiators from the back lanes of the Subura to prestigious villas atop Rome’s hills. He and Cassia must succeed in uncovering the murderer’s identity before Nero grows impatient and makes Leonidas pay for the chaos the killer has rained down upon his city.

Star Gladiator

Many of the gladiators who were not Kalvaran broke away and began drinking and looting The citizens were in panic after the slaughter in the arena, for while the gladiators had tried to kill only Star Guards, many others had been killed ...

Author: Dave Van Arnam

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434408952

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Survival to Jonnath Gri was merely a word droning incessantly in the ancient rites from mother Earth. His parents had been slaughtered by the Star Guards; his fiancee had been abducted; and now Jonath would be forced to fight in the blood-soaked arena for the amusement of the citizens of the Ten Star Complex. Weaponless and naked, he would battle the most treacherous and deadly animals found on 50 worlds...and the most advanced weaponry ever developed. Yet he had one last hope his captors never reckoned on -- the will for revenge!

Gladiator vs CR 42 Falco

66 Gladiator II N5829/RT-Z of No. 112 Sqn in 1940. Flying this machine, Plt Off William Vale of No. 80 Sqn claimed a Fiat G.50bis and a Fiat BR.20 over Himare, Albania, on 28 February 1941. One of the few Gladiators to survive the Greek ...

Author: Håkan Gustavsson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849087094

Category: History

Page: 80

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Both the Gloster Gladiator and the Fiat CR.42 Falco represented the peak in the development of the biplane fighter, which could trace its lineage back to World War I. However, by the time both aircraft entered service in the late 1930s, they were already obsolete. Nevertheless, they gave sterling service on all fronts in the Mediterranean and Africa in 1940–41. Indeed, the CR.42 was the Regia Aeronautica's staple fighter in both North and East Africa, Greece and over Malta in 1940–41, during which time its pilots routinely fought British and Commonwealth squadrons equipped in the main with Gladiator biplanes. Some bitter dogfights were fought between these two types as the Allies attempted to gain control of the skies over North Africa, Greece and East Africa. Both types were flown in the main by highly experienced pre-war pilots, and this in turn made for some closely fought engagements. The first known combat between the CR.42 and the Gladiator took place on 14 June 1940 over North Africa and the last engagement between the two types occurred on 24 October 1941 over the East African front.

Touched by a Gladiator

“You're truly a gladiator?” There was awe in Petra's voice. Wherever she was, obviously the women there were just as enamored of gladiators as Roman women. “Yes.” He gave her a smile that had earned the favors of more than one Roman ...

Author: Marisa Chenery

Publisher: Marisa Chenery

ISBN: 9781927859940

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Petra never expected an antique replica of a gladiator’s rudis would impact her life, but impact it did, deliciously so. The moment she touches the relic a window to the past appears, and what she sees on the other side is shocking, beyond reason…hot. She can see into the world of an ancient Roman gladiator who is sexy as sin, and she soon discovers she’ll do anything for the opportunity to touch him. Euric doesn’t know what to make of the strange window that appears in his cell, but knows exactly what he wants to do with the woman on the other side. If only he could get to her. When the two discover they can touch through the portal, their sexual chemistry ignites and all thought as to why they shouldn’t be together disappears. But when faced with the decision of leaving the life they know behind forever, can either of them take that final step through the window, into the life, and arms, of the one they love?

Gladiator Fight for Freedom

Before them, in the gloom, Marcus saw the gladiator school. A plastered brick wall ten feet high surrounded a large complex of buildings, pens, and training areas. Immediately outside the wall stood an oval wooden arena, ...

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781423174554

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Eleven-year-old Marcus is forced to train and fight as a gladiator in this fast-paced action-adventure set in Ancient Rome.

Spartacus The Gladiator

The gladiators had headed for the latter before bothering with the sheep and cattle. It was unlikely that anyone would come to the owner's aid but it paid to be cautious. They'd rounded up all visible slaves too.

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409051664

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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The first of two epic novels which tell the story of one of the most charismatic heroes history has ever known - Spartacus, the gladiator slave who took on and nearly defeated the might of Rome, during the years 73-71 BC. Historically very little is known about Spartacus. We know that he came from Thrace, a land north of Greece, that he once fought in the Roman legions and that, during two fateful years, he led a slave army which nearly brought Rome to its knees. In Ben Kane's brilliant novel, we meet Spartacus as he returns to Thrace, ready to settle down after a decade away. But a new king has usurped the throne. Treacherous and violent, he immediately seizes Spartacus and sells him to a Roman slave trader looking for new gladiators. The odyssey has begun which will see Spartacus become one of the greatest legends of history, the hero of revolutionaries from Karl Marx to Che Guevara, immortalised on screen, and now brought to life in Ben Kane's great bestseller - a novel which takes the story to its halfway point and is continued in Spartacus: Rebellion. Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine and University College, Dublin, but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging in his passion for ancient history. He lives in North Somerset with his wife and two young children.

A Gladiator s Oath

Ludus Magnus had held its reputation as Rome's best school thanks to a long line of highly skilled gladiators that ... One of those was Remus's own father, who had died at the hands of the very gladiator Remus killed eight years later ...

Author: Tanya Bird

Publisher: Tanya Bird

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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She will fight for her freedom. He will fight for her life. Mila might be slaveborn, but she has no intention of remaining a slave. Impatient for her freedom, the nineteen-year-old takes matters into her own hands. Armed with the combat skills her half-brother taught her, Mila ignores the pleas of her family and takes to the arena. She is prepared to do whatever is necessary, prepared for anything—except Remus Latinius. Raised inside the greatest gladiator school in Rome, Remus fought hard for his freedom. He earned it the only way he knew how—in the arena. Now he is content training others to do the fighting—or so he thought. Something changes the night he meets a slave girl desperate to prove herself. He should walk away, but the gods have other plans. This is the first book in the historical action romance series Roman Hearts. If you enjoy a moving love story with strong female characters, then you will love A Gladiator’s Oath.

Life as a Gladiator

Dozens of pairs of gladiators might battle during the four- to five-day games. The events also included chariot races and athletic contests. Wild animal hunts took place in the same amphitheatre where the gladiators fought.

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781474706827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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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 Roman Amphitheater?

Warrior Heroes The Gladiator s Victory

that Arthur got out alive after winning his fight, and he had asked both boys to come with him to the gladiator school. Finn had stared around in awe as Gaius led them from Festus' 'arena', through the streets of Rome to the gladiator ...

Author: Benjamin Hulme-Cross

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472907912

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to convince a powerful gladiator to escape the confinement of the amphitheatre while he has the chance of the. Fascinating historical facts combine with action packed fiction to create a dramatic and gripping adventure. This fast paced and exciting narrative will leave the reader wanting more and more. Will the boys manage to persuade the gladiator to break free, and escape the clutches of powerful and evil Roman Lords?

Gladiator

Gladiator is the tale of Hugo Danner, a man endowed from birth with extraodinary strength and speed.

Author: Philip Wylie

Publisher: Jovian Press

ISBN: 9781537803579

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Gladiator is the tale of Hugo Danner, a man endowed from birth with extraodinary strength and speed. But Danner is no altruist. He spends his life trying to cope with his abilities, becoming a sports hero in college, later a sideshow act, a war hero, never truly finding peace with himself. The character of Danner inspired both Superman's creators, and Lester Dent's Doc Savage. But Wylie, an editor with the New Yorker, sought to develop more than a pulp hero. His Gladiator provides surprising insights into the difficulties suffered by the truly gifted when born in our midst.

The Gladiator Eagles of the Empire 9

It is only a small portion of them that are lucky enough to live in households like yours, or even to have the chance to train in the gladiator camps.' 'Gladiators?' Julia looked at him with raised eyebrows. 'Lucky?

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755353453

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE GLADIATOR is the action-packed and compelling ninth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow's historical novels: 'Gripping...ferocious and compelling' Daily Express AD 48. The friendship between Roman Centurions Cato and Macro is rock solid. Returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign, they are shipwrecked when an earthquake strikes the island of Crete. Struggling ashore they discover panic, devastation and a slave revolt. Led by a gladiator called Ajax, the slaves are driven by a bloodthirsty desire for revenge that renders them almost invincible. Taking control of the shaken men of the local garrison, Cato and Macro must save the province, before the rebellion can threaten the Empire itself...

Forbidden to the Gladiator

The gladiators who fought and died at the circuses and amphitheatres wore at least light armour—helmets and shields and usually manicae for the arms, depending on the roles they played. Gladiators skilled enough to perform at theatres ...

Author: Greta Gilbert

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488087134

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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He’ll fight to the death. She’ll fight to save him! When her father wagers her hard-earned money on a gladiator battle—and loses!—Arria is forced into slavery, just as trapped as the gladiator she blames for her downfall, rugged Cal. She’s furious, yet also captivated by their burning attraction. Cal’s past has made him determined to die in combat, but can Arria give her forbidden warrior something to live for…and a reason to fight for their freedom? “The engaging characters, impossible situation, and the power exchange between master and slave will have readers up past their bedtime” — RT Book Reviews on In Thrall to the Enemy Commander “Singing with atmosphere and with scholarship, In Thrall to the Enemy Commander gives us an enigmatic heroine who fascinates at every turn, and immerses us fully in a world long-gone, but wonderfully-conjured” — Romantic Intentions Quarterly on In Thrall to the Enemy Commander

Gladiator

Author: Jens Henrik Jensen

Publisher:

ISBN: 8740066967

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