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This company has several history databases. Choose World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras.
Check out these databases for information on gladiators and the colosseum. Remember, if off campus you'll need a username and password. See the box at the bottom of this page!
Books on Reserve in the Library
Here is a link to Destiny, MBA's online catalog. Once you click into the catalog tab, choose Resource Lists on the left and search for "Roman Games." These books are on reserve in the library, but you may either make copies from them or scan pages to send to your email.
Off Campus Access to Databases and Ebooks
These general sources will provide a great overview of your person. In addition, each article contains links to websites and in many cases, periodicals (magazines) as well. Remember, you'll need usernames and passwords if you are researching off campus. See the box on this page for the off-campus link.
Suggested Websites and Other Links
Classic Technology Center - The Gladiator
Great resource for gladiator information including history, who they were, training, and even stuff about the movie Gladiator. Oh, and did you know that there were female gladiators?
Arena: Gladitorial Games
Good site that provides an overview of gladiators (all the different types), the colosseum, and a day in the life of a gladiator.
Gladiators: Heroes of the Roman Amphitheatre
Great site from the BBC that discusses the rules, fighting styles, public perception, and life of a gladiator.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
The images on this Flickr account are free, as long as they are cited. Many very good photos.
Daily Life in Ancient Rome by Jerome Carcopino
A great source for contemporary opinions about gladiatorial combat.
A history channel site with videos and lots of information about the Colosseum, including the opening ceremonies and the gladiatorial combats.
The Colosseum - Net
Excellent site with lots of tabs about the games, the history of gladiatorial combat, and the building of the Colosseum.
Ebook: Ancient Greece and Rome