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As with prior seminars or courses with Livia Galante, I was not disappointed!!! Again, an excellent summary of what life was like in ancient Rome and the lives of gladiators (who they might have been, how trained, how they fought, the myths, the weapons, the arenas, and legacy). Found it all fascinating (but also sad). Livia's use of diagrams, photos, summary tables all add to the spoken content. Love her excitement for her topic and animation when speaker to us on a computer screen. Excellent!
Another masterpiece of a seminar by Livia Galante. She had me intrigued, fascinated, and having fun throughout. She is very deeply knowledgeable on Roman history, passionate about sharing her knowledge, extremely well-organized, and a joy to have as a presenter. Her slides were also outstanding.
Every lecture by Livia Galante is superb. "Gladiators" is no exception. Full of valuable information, excellent insights, wonderful stories, fun and laughter, and all timed to the minute to allow questions at the end. The best!!
I am currently writing a novel set in ancient Pompeii, and one of the main characters is a gladiator. I didn't know whether I'd learn anything new in today's talk, but I thought it would be a good refresher.
Well, guess what? I learned a ton of new information that I hadn't found in any of the literature I've read to date. Plus Ms. Galante's lecture and slides were interesting and entertaining. She was very honest about the violence of Roman society and the kind of entertainments the populace enjoyed.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and look forward to other talks by this presenter.