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    • Gladiators

    • Deadly Arena Sports of Ancient Rome
    • By: Christopher Epplett
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    It's hard for modern listeners to truly grasp the spectacle that was arena sports in ancient Rome, which pitted man against man and man against beast in mortal combat. Our modern games of football and hockey, or even boxing and MMA, truly pale in comparison. The Gladiators is a comprehensive survey of these ancient sports, focusing on gladiatorial combat and the beast hunts (venationes).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A lot drier than the description lets on

    • By Jimmy Beans J on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95