Gladiators : sports & entertainment in the Roman world

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Summary

  • Gladiatorial combat in amphitheatres, a popular and well organized sport, along with fighting animals and others contests constituted an important form of entertainment in the ancient Roman world.

Notes

  • VHS format.

Contents

  • Sports as entertainment -- Public entertainers -- Origins of gladiatorial combat -- Styles of combat -- Publicity -- The amphitheatre -- Entertainment & brutality
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