How to Train Your Gladiator – The Show Notes

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Here are the sources that helped make this episode possible.

The Gladiator – Alan Baker

The Gladiators – Fik Meijer

The Histories – Herodotus

National Geographic – Gladiator School Discovered 

List of Roman Gladiator Types – Wikipedia 


3 Comments on How to Train Your Gladiator – The Show Notes

  1. Hi! Great episode. If I wanted to read more especially about gladiator training and daily life, do you recommend one book over the other – Baker or Meijer?
    I just joined the Patreon and am looking forward to the Mythological Battles minisode too.

  2. Thank you so much! We really appreciate your support 🙂

    That’s a tough question as I think both books work really together. The Meijer book had more detail on daily life and training, but the Baker book was great for a grounding in the overall history/subject of gladiators. So, I’d suggest if you just have the time to read one go with Meijer.

    Mythological Ways to Die in the Arena will be up on Patreon tomorrow. We hope you enjoy it!

  3. Thanks for the reply. After posting my previous comment I checked and, as it turns out, my county library system has both books…and they reopened today for curbside pickup! Perfect timing.
    Looking forward to the minisode.

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