Konstantin Nosov. Gladiators
Cover handmade genuine leather (shagreen)
Format 158х230 mm
100 numbered copies.
Color and black and white illustrations
Paper GardaPat (Italy)
The accepted idea of gladiators as given to the slaughter slaves and prisoners of war guilty of the simplification and only partly true. And although competition in the arena of ancient stadiums was more cruelty than in our days, their goal was not the death of the participants, and the beauty and staginess of duels. The proposed publication is the first attempt at a serious study of the topic. The book covers the history of gladiatorial combat, their types, organization of competitions and training "antique athletes," types of weapons. The present edition is intended both for specialists and for a wide range of readers.
The book is illustrated with photographs of ancient artifacts from the most famous museums.