Fik Meijer is a Professor of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam and is the author of Emperors Don't Die in Bed and The Gladiators: History's Most Deadly Sport.
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
Superfit, muscled, and macho, gladiators were hero-worshipped for their skills and courage as they fought to the death, yet despised for their humble status. For over six cruel centuries, tens of...