Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Life Of A Gladiator

Until I started doing the research on this report, I basically had no clue how a gladiator had it. Nowa twenty-four hourss, no one unfeignedly does. I believe you have to live through (or fail through in most of the gladiators cases) something to understand what it is like. I withal learned some interesting facts about the gladiatorial games. Enjoy.

        The jump gladiatorial games took place in 264 BC by Junius Brutus Peras sons aft(prenominal) his death. Ludi was the name for matches that the state sponsored. The name for volume that tried to booking animals, like lions, was called bestiarii. Those games were similar to a modern?day rodeo. gladiatorial games were sometimes used as a punish manpowert for Christians who didnt follow the roman rule to make sacrifices to the gods. They would have a fussy intermission period in which Christians were crucified, burned, and fed to loins. Some populate saw that as some kind of amusement. I in person trust that is disgusting.

        Some gladiators are known as an ethnical name instead of their real names. In the movie gladiator, the of import character was known as The Spaniard, and I could not epithet out why. After my research, I learned that the ethnic names didnt stand for their actual birthplaces but from their weapons. If you used Spanish ordnance you were know as the Spaniard. The same goes with the Samnite or the Thracian.          Samnites had short swords and coherent shields and wore plumed helmets with visors. Small round shields and curved daggers was the weaponry of the fair Thracian.

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A kind of gladiator called retiarii or net men carried a net to catch the men and a trident to crack the trapped men.

        The life of a gladiator at preparation camps wasnt so bad. What surprised me was that they got three square meals a day! They could also fight for their freedom if they kept winning. Women even fought as gladiators in Rome. This continued until the emperor Septimius Severus. This shows that women had some rights but when you think that they are still fighting to the death that is not a very good right. Some emperors became fanatics of the games. Caligula even forced people that were free to fight and Commodus is said to have fought as a gladiator.

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