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Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum
Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum

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Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum
From the Stories From History series, Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum takes a completely factual look at The Roman Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in the Roman empire. This book is presented in a fast-paced, edgy graphic novel format including bright, action-packed scenes.

A Heart Wrenching Account
The Colosseum set the stage for making people famous or leading them to their deaths. Inside the walls, huge battles were waged among gladiators, animals, Christians and prisoners, all seen by thousands of spectators. Today, only a shell of the Colosseum Rome's symbol of violent spectacles remains. Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum is sure to capture any reader's attention and turn even the most casual reader into a history buff!

An Exciting Series in Graphic Novel Format
Tales from the past meet modern-day storytelling! Epic battles, secret plots, and brave warriors await readers in the nonfiction Stories From History Graphic Novel series. Discover history in a fast-paced format, taking readers right to the action! History has never been this exciting! Check out the other titles in this series!

Please note: Page 13 of Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum may need a touch of white-out depending on your family's modesty standards.
  • Full-Color illustrations
  • Fact Boxes
  • Timeline, glossary, and index

    Manufacturer's Information
    Author: Dr. Nicholas Saunders
    Pages: 48
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2006
    Printed In: China

  • Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Gladiators October 26, 2010
    Reviewer: Misty Marr from Buckeye, AZ United States  
    This story was very interesting.  It is hard to imagine such depravity of mankind.  Prisoners were forced into life as a gladiator, which usually ended in death.  It was  amazing to see that even wealthy young men willing made themselves gladiators just for the thrill, even though they were no longer free men once they entered gladiator school.  They had no option to leave.  Life either ended in death or fame.  They were willing to take the great risk!  My problem with the book was the dress of the female gladiators.  Also, obviously there a lot of blood and gore.

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    I'm so glad I took the plunge and ordered it July 29, 2009
    Reviewer: Keeley B. from Franklin, TN  
    ...I bought the historical graphic novels as a way to get my middle schooler into reading something somewhat educational. =D  I didn't hand them to him, I told him they were mine.  He could read the Tintin, but I was going to read these historical ones first.  Muhahahaha.  Of course, he started sneaking them....and enjoying them.... =D =D

    So anyway, we've been having just a delightful time with the shipment of books.  I'm so very impressed with your company.  The confirmation email came immediately, the books were shipped out very quickly, and arrived in absolutely excellent condition.   Thank you so very much.

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