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Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:20 pm

Salvete Romani,

I am currently planning on writing an essay about Roman gladiators and would like to know if any of you could recommend certain books or sites to me.

thanks and valete,
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Literature on Gladiators

Postby Cleopatra Aelia on Mon May 21, 2007 10:06 pm

Salvete Omnes,

Although this question by Tiberius Diyonisius Draco is rather old I still think others might be also interested in literature on gladiators therefore please find herewith the list I have like that also on my website:

Bomgardner, David L. The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre, Routledge, London and New York, 2000.
Coleman, Kathleen. Missio at Halicarnassos. In: Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Vol. 100, Harvard University Press, 2000.
Junkelmann, Marcus. Das Spiel mit dem Tod - So kämpften Roms Gladiatoren. Philipp von Zabern, 2000.
Köhne, Eckart and Cornelia Ewigleben. Caesaren und Gladiatoren - Die Macht der Unterhaltung im antiken Rom. Philipp von Zabern, 2000.
Meijer, Fik. Gladiatoren - Das Spiel um Leben und Tod. Patmos Verlag, 2004.
Ministero per i Beni e la Attività Culturali Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma (Hrsg.). Sangue e Arena (Brochure of the Special Exhibition at the Colosseum, Rom 2001). Electa, 2001.
Murray, Steven: Female Gladiators of the Ancient Roman World. In: Journal of Combative Sport, July 2003.
Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut - Grabung Ephesos (Hrsg.). Tod am Nachmittag - Gladiatoren in Ephesos (Ausstellungskatalog Museum Selçuk), Dogan Gümus, 2002.
Pringle, Heather: Gladiatrix. In: Discover, Vol. 22, No. 12, December 2001.
Shadrake, Susanna. The World of the Gladiator. Tempus Publishing Ltd., 2005.
Teyssier, Eric und Brice Lopez. Gladiateurs - Des Sources à l'Expérimentation. editions errance, 2005.
Wiedemann, Thomas. Kaiser und Gladiatoren. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1992.
Wisdom, Stephen. Warrior 39: Gladiators 100 BC - AD 200. Osprey Publishing, 2001.
Zoll, Amy. Gladiatrix - The True Story of History's Unknown Woman Warrior. Berkeley Boulevard Books, 2002.

There is some more good literature which I didn't update onto the above list so far:

Brunet, Stephen. Female and Dwarf Gladiators. In Mouseion XLVIII - Series III, Vol. 4, 2004
Conolly, Peter. Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death. BBC Books, 2003.
Futrell, Alison. Blood in the Arena - The Spectacle of Roman Power. University of Texas Press, 1997
Futrell, Alison. The Roman Games - A Sourcebook. Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
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