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Roman Gladiator Vs. Greek Warrior

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by Charles Deneff on 11 December 2012

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Transcript of Roman Gladiator Vs. Greek Warrior

Greek armor Kalos Thanatos This term is Greek for "Beautiful Death". When Greek warriors fight in battle, and lose to their opponent- they want to die with honor, ultimately dying a beautiful death. A Greek warrior who was wounded and asked his opponent to spare his life-would not die a beautiflul death because he lost his honor by asking to live. Greek warriors fought for valor/honor which is called arete. One could attain arete by either winning a battle, killing people, or winning the olympics. Furthermore, arete is excellence of any kind. It was commonly believed that the mind, body, and soul each had to be developed and prepared for a man to live a life of arete. All Greek warriors fought for arete. Arete Roman Armor Samnite Rutus This is similar to the Greek Arete. This is a wooden sword inscribed with Roman texts that represents the freedom of a Gladiator and is only won by the best. The Rutus is something all gladiators want. Colosseum Who Would Win? Greek Warrior VS. Roman Gladiator Roman Gladiator Greek Warrior The Colosseum is the best example for where all the Roman gladiators fought. It had trap doors, a retractable roof, and was an architectural masterpiece. Most citizens of Rome viewed it as work of art while the gladiators saw it as a graveyard. Olympia This is the site of the olympic games in ancient Greece. It held many treasures and was the site where the olive wreaths would be given to the champions. This is also where the original races and discus took place. The hoplite was a heavy infantryman, the central element of warfare in Ancient Greece.
The word hoplite means an item of armor or equipment
Hoplites were the citizen-soldiers of the Ancient Greek City-states. They were armed as spear-men The hoplite phalanx was a formation in which the hoplites would lock their shields together, and the first few ranks of soldiers would project their spears out over the first rank of shields
. The phalanx was a big armored wall of shields that allowed more soldiers to be in battle The smanite had a helmet, body armor and a sword and shield. This was the most common Roman Gladiator and would fight against both humans and animals. He was also used to reenact Roman battles in the Colosseum. Roman Death In Rome when a gladiator died it was nothin like a "kalos Thanatos". Gladiators usually died in a gruesome matter and there body wasn't given a burial, but was actually thrown into the sewers. The Romans didn't have the honor or respect that the Greek did towards the dead. Roman Gladiator OR Greek Warrior
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