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The gladiator the secret history of Rome"s warrior slaves by Baker, Alan

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Gladiators -- Rome -- History,
  • Sports and state -- Rome,
  • Rome -- Civilization

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StatementAlan Baker.
The Physical Object
Pagination223 p. :
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23270078M
ISBN 100312284039

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