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Age of Gladiators

Savagery and Spectacle in Ancient Rome

Rupert Matthews

9781789508468
240 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview
Traces the origins of gladiatorial fights as funeral rites, using human sacrifice to honour the dead.
Author Bio
Rupert Matthews is a long-established historical writer with numerous books to his name, including Hitler: Military Commander, Usurpers and Kingmakers, a biography of the American artist Frederic Remington, and The 20th Century in Pictures, a photographic review of the century.