on 9 June 2009
This book looks the part and it delivers. Those interested in ancient Rome and Gladiators will appreciate the effort of the author.
I always go straight to the bibliography/notes/index (comprises 93 pages listing sources in this book). Do not let that put you off. A scholarly job, highly readable. Along with Barry Strauss and M J Trow, Roger Dunkle has done a great job in bringing the subject matter to a wider audience.
A must have for any serious minded person. I believe it will become one of the more noted books on the genre.
Simon Casson (co-author, Riding The Outlaw Trail, in the Footsteps of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid)