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Description - The Gladiator by Alan Baker

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, Eppia and others - bringing the same energy and passion to the page that Ridley Scott's cinematic triumph bough to the screen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091886547
ISBN-10: 0091886546
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 126mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Baker

Alan Baker was born in Birmingham in 1964 and studied English at the University of Reading.

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