READ AUDIOBOOK Ü The Way of the Gladiator - by Daniel P. Mannix #2020


  • Title: The Way of the Gladiator
  • Author: Daniel P. Mannix
  • ISBN: 9780743413039
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Way of the Gladiator By Daniel P. Mannix Hail Caesar, we who are about to dic salute you And die the gladiators did In a vast marble Colosseum larger than the Yankee Stadium, the people of Rome, patrician and commoner, flocked to see gladiators mangled beneath the hoofs and wheels of horses and chariots, slaughtered by half starved wild beasts and butchered by well armed and armoured professionals With the EmpHail Caesar, we who are about to dic salute you And die the gladiators did In a vast marble Colosseum larger than the Yankee Stadium, the people of Rome, patrician and commoner, flocked to see gladiators mangled beneath the hoofs and wheels of horses and chariots, slaughtered by half starved wild beasts and butchered by well armed and armoured professionals With the Empire in decline, death and torture became the only spectacles that satisfied the decadent Romans longing The Emperor Trajan gave one set of games that lasted 122 days at its end, 11 000 people and 10 000 animals had been killed The people of Rome loved it and they wanted This is the extraordinary and true account of the Roman Games and the gladiators who fought and died in the cruelest, costliest spectacles of all time
    Daniel P. Mannix
    Daniel Pratt Mannix IV was best known as an American author and journalist His life was remarkably different from other writers of his generation His career included times as a side show performer, magician, trainer of eagles and film maker The Grest Zadma was a stage name Mannix used as a magician He also entertained as a sword swallower and fire eater in a traveling carnival sideshow Magazine articles about these experiences, co written with his wife, became very popular in 1944 and 1945.As an author Mannix covered a wide variety of subject matter His than 25 books ranged from fictional animal stories for children, the natural history of animals, and adventurous accounts about hunting big game to sensational adult non fiction topics such as a biography of the occultist Aleister Crowley, sympathetic accounts of carnival performers and sideshow freaks, and works describing, among other things, the Hellfire Club, the Atlantic slave trade, the history of torture, and the Roman games His output of essays and articles was extensive.

    The Way of the Gladiator By Daniel P. Mannix

    Commentaires:

    Leonard Mokos
    You can t review a Mannix book without first highlighting Mannix, the King of Cool a true master of the lost art of living.The son of a U.S navy officer Commodore , he follows his own tune, joining the circus, mastering sword swallowing, travelling extensively, pursuing a love for animals, writing about them with interest and a light touch His fiction is just bad It must be said Come closer though, here s the gold his nonfiction is deeply researched, bullet proof accurate yet reads like populist [...]

    Alex Kenjeev
    Ever wonder how they got lions to eat people in Roman times Or how they got bears to eat people Did you know they also got bears to fight lions And that they had people train for years, only to fight each other to the death, in huge productions with moats and alligators and boiling oil Did you know they got animals to rape women on stage Did you know it was a huge part of their economy, to the point where they d have hundreds of days of this per year Why on earth did they do these horrible thing [...]

    Richard
    This is an eye opening look into one of the darkest chapter s of humanity the Roman Games The book begins with the Games humble beginnings and takes us through the long and awful history until reaching the colossal and nightmarish Games we all thought we knew The depravity and horror people are willing to put someone else through for entertainment is astounding While this might seem like a history lesson, Mr Mannix, makes it interesting by telling parts of the story like a fictional narrative ab [...]

    Olethros
    Sus fortalezas se aprovechan de sus debilidades G nero Ensayo.Lo que nos cuenta Trabajo que se acerca a la supuesta realidad de los gladiadores en la Antigua Roma o, m s exactamente a los juegos en Roma en general, espect culos salvajes de verdad en sus distintas expresiones, un aspecto que el autor se encarga de resaltar en todo momento Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite librosdeolethros

    Sarah Ashwood
    Wow To appreciate the scope, the cruelty, and the sadism of the games, one must read this book I was hoping there would be insight into the gladiatorial aspects of the games, as I m gathering info for my next novel and need background on the gladiator schools, way of life, etc If anybody can recommend some good books on that subject, I d appreciate it Thanks

    Shari
    After a not so bad beginning Mannix s gladiatorial history developed into a purely ruthless and sadistic fairy tale After a couple of chapter s of almost acceptable text, it became fiction, and not even presentable historical fiction His research was, to say the least, incomplete and poorly assembled He couldn t maintain a narrative about gladiatorial contests He had to morph it into fiction with dialogue He mixed up the gladiatorial conflict of empirical Rome with such things as Viking ships at [...]

    Billy
    A short work on not just the gladiatorial games, but other forms of entertainment in Imperial Rome such as chariot races, executions and beast hunts.The author does reference various works from antiquity as his sources, but it is not a scholarly work It s a slice of life approach If you want detailed information, you ll have to look elsewhere.

    Miguel Ángel Alonso Pulido
    He disfrutado bastante de esta breve historia de los gladiadores y he conocido muchos aspectos de los juegos en Roma que me eran desconocidos, desde las naumaquias hasta los bestiarii El libro de Mannix es una excursi n apasionante por uno de los fen menos m s repulsivamente atrayentes de la historia de la humanidad Si quieres conocer m s sobre los que van a morir, es un buen punto de partida.

    Isaac Panaretos
    This is the second book I have read by Daniel P Mannix, the first one being The Hellfire Club which was a historical event of an elite group of politicians and statesmen in the 18th century who ran a secret club practising black mass, virgin orgies and other sadistic activities Similar to the Hell Fire Club, The Way of The Gladiator is another semi factual based historical event of the Roman era and their obsession with what they referred to as The Games This was a broad term that covered death, [...]

    Eric Aguirre
    Los antiguos romanos amaban la sangre y la crueldad con una pasi n desmedida Es importante se alar que la moral de hoy no se puede comparar a la de dichos tiempos Para este pueblo esto era lo cotidiano Los patricios, los plebeyos y el populacho no conoc an otra cosa que no fueran los juegos Pan y Circo, es lo nico que necesita un emperador romano para controlar y despistar a un pueblo entero Igual que sucede hoy, la gente esta m s pendiente del f tbol que de los asuntos internos de los gobernant [...]

    Cindy
    I wasn t aware gladiator games had spectator shows of animals from drunken chimpanzees, zebras, baboons to wild boars raping condemned women as part of their entertainment in the arena, until I read this book There were actually men the bestiarii who trained wild beast to not only kill and eat people, but sexually violate them as well Author Daniel P Mannix offers up plenty of shocking events in this absorbing read, which you probably never learnt about in ancient history class Example condemned [...]

    Georgene
    I read this under the title of The Way of the Gladiator in a paperback copy But this edition was the only one which came close to the number of pages of the edition I read.This book goes through how the Roman games began and how they evolved into the very horrible and bloody games they became The games became so expensive and popular that when a ship s captain was about to sail for Egypt to pick up cargo, he was forced to pick up the special sand contained in Egypt for the floors of the coliseum [...]

    Matt Dahl
    Amidst some pretty bad copy editing is the most surprising book I ve read in forever I knew gladiators were ferocious and I had guessed at some of the cruelty that went on in the games I had no idea the scope of terror reigned down on women and children in the name of entertainment The only thing that kept me from giving this book five stars is a the editing and b the lackadaisical citations to research As a whole, this was decently written and probably the most shocking book I ve ever read.

    Reed Albers
    One half history, the other half artistic recreation pieced together from the few recorded facts we have about the Roman games Mannix s book helps paint a picture of why the gladiators were so important to Roman society, the logistics needed to produce the games such as people trained just to teach tigers to kill people , and why emperors and senators felt they needed the games to control the mob If you love history, or enjoyed the movie Gladiator, you ll enjoy this book.

    Christopher Bassett
    From the same guy who wrote The Fox and the Hound somehow comes a sensationalized overview of circus chariot racing and gladiatorial combat It s a fairly short book that s mostly nonfiction, but interspersed with very entertaining day in the life of a gladiator fictionalized portions Sure, there s quite a bit of Hollywood movie type conjecture, and lots of the usual repetition of facts from Suetonius and Tacitus, but it s still a very enjoyable read.

    Cheryl
    I loved this book, it mixes in fact with artistic license.It is a great easy read and although most of the stories did not actually happen they combine known facts and people from certain games and times to make this as fascinating and educational book.Fit for a classics student like me or simply anybody who liked the movie Gladiator but wants something closer to the truth.

    Mark Wood
    A good introduction to the Roman games I question how much of Mannix s scholarship is based on reliable sources It is written in a readable format but I would have liked to see robust documentation and it written by a Roman focused scholar The book does form the basis for the film Gladiator.

    Robert Martin
    interesting read I question some of the factuality of it there is a bibliography but there are no in text citations altogether, though, a thought provoking description of ancient Roman games with some interesting parallels to 21st century entertainment choices.

    Don Packett
    Through the What Ifs and Possibly Theys, there s a tonne of research and crazy interesting facts about this time in history that paints a beautifully horrific picture of the digression of entertainment.

    Casey Baugess
    Note to the author get spellcheck

    Karen Hood
    Hilarious

    Komrade
    Very entertaining, but there s quite a few glaring historical inaccuracies However, most of it is true warning I am not a historian , albeit exaggerated.

    Tom prigg
    A very good book about the history of the Roman games and some tidbits about the current events at those times.

    Christopher
    Fascinating historical fiction novel on the gladiators It was riveting, I could not put this book down.

    Catherine
    Interesting and gripping readever, lots of grammar and spelling errors.

    Dolores
    Too many factual errors I couldn t get to page 50 so, it got the axe

    Alex
    Really enjoyed this book It had a surprising amount of information not just on the gladiatorial games but also life in the time of ancient Rome.

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