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Burgan, Michael.

Summary: "Describes the lives of gladiators in the Roman Empire. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of gladiators rebelling with Spartacus, training at a gladiator school in Pompeii, and trying to earn their freedom"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 796.0937 BUR

Dillard, Sheri.

Summary: Introduces readers to Roman gladiators, including their history and famous battles, uniforms and weapons, and training and tactics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Childs World 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J932 CHI

Livingston, Lesley

Summary: The daughter of a proud Celtic king is captured and sold to a training school for women gladiators under the patronage of Julius Caesar, circumstances that put her survival in the hands of an enemy who was responsible for her sister's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RazorBill, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC LIV

Estep, Jennifer

Summary: Lady Everleigh's lack of magical ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EST

Lawrence, Caroline.

Summary: Suspecting their friend Jonathan is alive, Flavia, Nubia, and Lupus go to Rome for the Colosseum Games, facing wild beasts, criminals, conspirators, and gladiators, and where Nubia is called upon to make a terrible choice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orion Children's Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC LAW

Malam, John

Summary: A light-hearted introduction to the life and training of a Roman gladiator.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 796.8 Malam 20000

Summary: One Eye is a chained prisoner forced to fight to the death for the entertainment of his captors. When One Eye escapes, he stumbles upon a group of warriors headed to the Crusades. But fate has something else in store, as the men drift into the New World, where savages stalk them one by one in increasingly violent ways. Is One Eye an avenging angel or just the guiltiest of them all?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2010

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA VAL

Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "In Battle Royale: Lethal Warriors, we have a matchup of historic magnitude. We took the deadliest warriors from two different time periods and matched them in a battle of weaponry, strength, and grit. Who will come out victorious, Amazons or gladiators?You'll have to read to find out. This series utilizes considerate text written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.86 LOH

Watkins, Richard Ross.

Summary: Describes the history of gladiators, including types of armor, use of animals, amphitheaters, and how the practice fit into Roman society for almost 700 years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1997

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.8 WAT

Livingston, Lesley

Summary: When Fallon and her fellow gladiatrices are thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, the only thing that might save them is a tribe of long-forgotten mythic Amazon warriors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC LIV

Summary: The general who became a slave -- the slave who became a gladiator -- the gladiator who defied an empire.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GLA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Gladiator 2000

Durham, David Anthony

Summary: In this thrilling and panoramic historical novel we see one of the most storied uprisings of classical times from multiple points of view: Spartacus, the visionary captive and gladiator whose toughness and charisma turn a prison break into a multi-cultural revolt that threatens an empire; his consort, the oracular Astera, whose connection to the spirit world and its omens guides the uprising's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2016

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Livingston, Lesley

Summary: The daughter of a proud Celtic king is captured and sold to a training school for women gladiators under the patronage of Julius Caesar, circumstances that put her survival in the hands of an enemy who was responsible for her sister's death.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC LIV

Rivers, Francine

Summary: When gladiator Atretes locates his missing son, his plans to return to Germania are upset by Rizpah, the young widow who adopted his abandoned baby and who will fight to keep the child she loves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House 2002

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Summary: Combining compelling narrative with state-of-the-art computer graphics and high-quality drama reconstruction, this production throws new light on the way gladiators really fought and trained and reveals that many of them were the superstars of their age.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2004

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV COL

Durham, David Anthony

Summary: "A historical novel of one of the most storied uprisings of classic times by an emerging master of the genre. From the author of Pride of Carthage, the superb fictional rendering of Hannibal's epic military campaigns against Carthage's archenemy Rome, comes the perfect follow-up: an equally superb novel of the legendary gladiator Spartacus and the vast slave revolt he led that came ever so...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUR

Kane, Ben.

Summary: Returning to his village after escaping the Roman army, Spartacus is betrayed by his jealous king and forced into life as a gladiator before executing a daring overthrow and assuming leadership over an army of escaped slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martins Press 2012

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O'Connor, Jim

Summary: Describes the construction and history of the Colosseum, the largest oval amphitheater in the center of Rome, Italy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, An Imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHE

Scieszka, Jon.

Summary: Joe, Fred, and Sam demonstrate some of their favorite professional wrestling moves, including the "Time Warp Trio Blind Ninja Smackdown," when they're transported to ancient Rome and forced to fight as gladiators in the Colosseum.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2000

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SCI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE SCI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SCI

Baker, Alan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.8 BAK

Kane, Ben.

Summary: In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria. On arrival, though, they find themselves in the midst of the Roman Civil War, are press-ganged into Caesar’s thinning legions and greatly outnumbered and fighting for their lives against the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAN

Livingston, Lesley

Summary: When Caesar is murdered, Fallon and her fellow gladiatrices lose their protector and, realizing that Cleopatra is now in grave danger, travel to Alexandria, Egypt, for her safety and theirs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC LIV

Simonson, Walter.

Summary: The second graphic novel based on the world's most popular massively multiplayer videogame tells the saga of the Missing King of Stormwind. Upon learning he is in fact the lost ruler of Stormwind, Lo'Gosh returns to reclaim his throne with his comradesin-arms Valeera, and Broll. But all is not as it seems in the eastern kingdom, especially if one informed dwarf has anything to say about it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WildStorm Productions 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 SIM

Meijer, Fik.

Summary: Overview: Meijer traces the origins of the gladiators over 2,500 years, from the initial belief that their blood spilled on a grave would sustain the dead on its journey to the underworld. Yet, as centuries passed and the Roman Empire grew, gladiators became part of vaster, more brutal entertainments staged by successive emperors eager to manipulate the public with "bread and circuses" and to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 MEI