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Transcript of Gladiators

Purpose of Gladiators To entertain the roman civilians the Romans enjoyed to watch the gladiators fight other gladiators and animals. The gladiators usually were slaves or prisoners of war, but they could be rich Romans. Gladiators Gladiator Facts Work Cited Page Weapons of Gladiators Dr. Stanley M. Burstein, Dr. Richard Shek. Ancient Civilizations. Orlando. Holt. 2008. Print.3/26/13
http://books.google.com By: Cedric Fahey, Ethan Pellegrino, and Ved Dhole Spatha - A wide two-edged sword without a point
Scutum - Curved rectangular shield
Parma - Rounded shield
Sickle - Curved sword
Sica-A sword with a curved end Martin Michael. Glatiators. Minnesota. 151 Good Councel Drive. Mankato.2007.print. 3/28/13 Before a Gladiator fought in the Colosseum they would need to say: Ave imperato morituri te salutant! which meant: Hail emperor, men soon to die salute thee! In the beginning Roman gladiators only used swords, but later to make it even more entertaining they gave gladiators wider variety of weapons. M. Berchtold. The bloody coloseam. 3/22/98. 4/1/13
http://www.richeast.org/htwm/colosseum/col.html Rich Romans would sometimes become gladiators and fight slave gladiators. Most of the time the rich roman would win because they would go to gladiator school,
train, and buy their own weapons. Animals used in the Colosseum Wild boar, Bulls, Bears, Goats, Buffaloes, Snakes, Hyena, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Cheetahs, Panthers, Elephants, Crocodiles, Jaguars, Chimpanzees, Apes, Baboons, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, and Crocodiles are all examples of animals used in the Roman Colosseum.
Author Unknown. Wild animals of the Colosseum. Wild Animals at the Colosseum. 2008. Roman Colosseum Privacy Statement. 3/29/13
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