Candlewick, 9780763644444, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Reimagine ancient feats of courage and strength — and relive gladiators’ triumph and despair — with this extraordinary set.
Unfold a spectacular model of the world’s most awe-inspiring amphitheater — the Colosseum — and enter an ancient world where, for three hundred years, gladiators pitted their strength and skill against one another. This exciting set includes:
— A sophisticated pop-up scale model of the Colosseum
— A forty-page book describing a day at the games — for both a Roman citizen and a slave
— Eight gladiator cards identifying weapons and fighting styles
— A map of the streets and buildings of ancient Rome
— A diagram of the Colosseum and its underground tunnels
— Game pieces and rules for playing the ancient Roman game of tabula