Gladiators at Pompeii
By (author) Luciana Jacobelli
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Gladiators at Pompeii by Luciana Jacobelli
Book DescriptionThe brutal, thrilling world of gladiators was a popular motif in the art of Pompeii, as this informative book demonstrates. "Gladiators at Pompeii", illustrated with striking Pompeiian depictions of these ancient combatants, presents a complete picture of the gladiators of the Roman Empire and the highly organized and regulated tournaments in which they competed. Luciana Jacobelli reveals the latest evidence on the best-documented categories of gladiators, their origins, social status, equipment and training. Originally staged for the funeral rights of prominent Roman citizens, gladiatorial games eventually became a tool for career politicians to both gain popularity and appease the often turbulent masses. While most gladiators were slaves or prisoners of war forced into a career of battle, others were criminals or free men from prominent families who aspired to fame and fortune. Surprisingly, there are even records of women gladiators.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892367313
(240mm x 170mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Getty Publishing
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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