Gladiators at Pompeii

by Jacobelli, Luciana.

Format: Print Book 2003
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction N8217.G5 J3313 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  N8217.G5 J3313 2003
The 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.
Gladiators at Pompeii offers a riveting account of the lives and exploits of these Roman warriors, who continue to capture and enthrall the popular imagination today.
Additional Information
Subjects Gladiators in art.
Art, Roman -- Italy -- Pompeii (Extinct city)
Games -- Italy -- Pompeii (Extinct city) -- History.
Publisher Los Angeles :J. Paul Getty Museum,2003
Other Titles Gladiatori a Pompeii.
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-121) and index.
ISBN 0892367318 (hardcover)
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