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Gladiator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gladiator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Early literary sources seldom agree on the origins of gladiators and the gladiator games. In the late 1st century BC, Nicolaus of Damascus believed they were Etruscan. A generation later, Livy wrote that they were first held in 310 BC by the Campanians in celebration of their victory over the Samnites.

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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Gladiators: Heroes of the Roman Amphitheatre

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Gladiators: Heroes of the Roman Amphitheatre | Hunger games and the Gladiators | Scoop.it
Kathleen Coleman describes the world of the Roman gladiator.
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Background information on Roman Gladiators from the BBC History site

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Bread and Circuses: The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

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Today marks the much-awaited release of the movie The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’s enormously popular trilogy of young-adult novels. While the books easily stand alone as gripping adventure narratives, these historical resonances (which Collins herself has readily noted) provide deeper
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Decoding the Influences in 'Hunger Games,' From 'Spartacus' to 'Survivor'

Decoding the Influences in 'Hunger Games,' From 'Spartacus' to 'Survivor' | Hunger games and the Gladiators | Scoop.it
A guide to the cultural touchstones alluded to in the new sci-fi smash
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Gladiator

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A gladiator was a professional fighter who specialised with particular weapons and fought before the public in large purpose-built arenas throughout the Roman Empire from 105 BCE to 404 CE (official contests(...)
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A definition and background information on Roman Gladiators

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The Hunger Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hunger Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hunger Games was first published in hardcover on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic, featuring a cover designed by Tim O'Brien. It has since been released in paperback and also as an audiobook and ebook. After an initial print of 200,000, the book had sold 800,000 copies by February 2010.

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Paper Napkins on the Edge of Insanity: The Hunger Games - A Historical Roman Perspective

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This blog has some interesting commentary on the links between Hunger games and Roman gladiators.  You will need to verify these links with other information!

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