Selected Gladiators Bibliography

Auguet, Roland. Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games. London: Routledge, 1994.

Baker, Alan. The Gladiator. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Barton, Carlin A. The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: the Gladiator and the Monster. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Beacham, Richard. Spectacle and Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Caper, William. Gladiators: a guide to the deadly warriors. Mankato: Capstone Press, 2012.

Carter, Michael. “Gladiatorial combat: the rules of engagement.” Classical Journal 102 (2006/7): 99-113.

Carter, Michael. “Gladiators and Monomachoi: Greek Attitudes to a Roman ‘Cultural Performance’.” In Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World: New Perspectives, edited by Zinon Papakonstantinou. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Coleman, Kathleen. “Valuing Others in the Gladiatorial Barracks.” In Valuing Others in Classical Antiquity, edited by Ralph Mark Rosen and Ineke Sluiter, 419–45. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Dodge, Hazel. Spectacle in the Roman World. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2011.

Dunkle, Roger. Gladiators: violence and spectacle in ancient Rome. New York: Pearson, 2008.

Futrell, Alison. Blood in the Arena: The Spectacle of Roman Power. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.

Futrell, Alison. Historical Sources in Translation: The Roman Games. Oxford: Blackwell   Publishing, 2006.

Hopkins, K. “Murderous Games.” In Death and Renewal: Sociological Studies in Roman History Volume II, edited by Keith Hopkins, 1-30. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Kanz, Fabian and Grossschmidt, Karl. “Dying in the Arena: The Osseous Evidence from Ephesian Gladiators.” In Roman Amphitheatres and Spectacula: a 21st century perspective. Papers from an international conference held at Chester. 16th-18th February 2007, edited by Tony Wilmott, 211-220. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2009.

Kanz, Fabian and Grossschmidt, Karl.  “Head Injuries of Roman Gladiators,” Forensic Science International. 160 (2006): 207-216.

Köhne, Eckart, Ewigleben, Cornelia, and Jackson, Ralph. Gladiators and Caesars: the Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Kyle, Donald G. Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome. London: Routledge, 1998.

Mann, Christian. “Gladiators in the Greek East: A Case Study in Romanization.” In Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World: New Perspectives, edited by Zinon Papakonstantinou. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Meijer, Fik. The Gladiators: History’s Most Deadly Sport. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005.

Plass, Paul. The Game of Death in Ancient Rome: Arena Sport and Political Suicide. Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.

Potter, D.S. and Mattingly, D.J. Life, Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.

Wiedemann, T. Emperors and Gladiators. London: Routledge, 1992.

Williams, Hector. “Gladiator Representations on Egyptian Lamps in Vancouver.” Daimonopylai: Essays in Classics and the Classical Tradition Presented to Edmund G. Berry, edited by Rory B. Egan and Mark Joyal, 479-486. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Centre for Hellenic Civilization, 2004.


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