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Gladiators

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Transcript of Gladiators

Gladiators types Bestiarii Mirmillones hoplomachi samnites saggitarii thraces armed with reflex bows heavily armed beast fighters -wore helmet with stylized fish on it
-arm guard
-gladius
-broad rimmed helmet
-sica sword
-squared shield same as hoplomachi Who? Criminals OR free-born: swearing oath to master History first introduced in 264 BC When son of Brutus Pera paid honor to father by showing 3 pairs of gladiator fights Facts Training Gladiators were trained in a
lanista school. A lanista is who
owned the gladiators. Combat was considered a science,
kind of like boxing today. As you continued training and became
a better gladiator, you would progress in
"grades." the highest known grade was
called the Primus Palus "to endure branding, chains,
flogging, or death by the
sword." Where? amphitheatres ex.) Flavian Amphitheatre
&
Colosseum It is said that by the end
of the Republic about half of the
gladiators were volunteers. They were also known as the auctorati. This means they agreed to be treated as slave. Said to be inherited
from the Etruscans. Women were involved in gladiator
fights until too many started to join
and they then made it illegal. retiarii "net men" andabatae
-vised helmets with no eyeholes
-charged blindly at one another on horseback Equites -horseback
-spear and gladius
-arm guard bibilography -www.allabouthistory.org/ancient-roman-gladiators-faq.htm
-http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/arena.html
-http://www.unrv.com/culture/gladiator.php
-http://abacus.bates.edu/~mimber/Rciv/gladiator.htm
-http://rome.mrdonn.org/gladiators.html Why might somebody
want to do this? The gladiator profession called
for courage and good morale. People in the audience could request
special combinations of gladiators. Most gladiators wouldnt fight
more then 3 times a year. Gladiator combat is less likely to
result in death then usually depicted.
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