A simple introduction to the Roman warriors known as gladiators, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today's culture through sports such as wrestling.
Part of the Great Warriors series
From gladiators in crowded arenas to samurai on open battlefields, each era of human history has seen its share of Great Warriors. But what made these fighters great, and why do people remain fascinated by them today? From simple text and artful illustrations, kids will discover what life was like for four unique types of combatants in different parts of the world. Each book features famous examples of each warrior, in all their swashbuckling glory, and explains how their mode of battle grew out of their particular culture.