What Weapons Did Gladiators Use?

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Gladiators used swords (gladius), light shields (parmula), daggers (pugio) and short throwing spears (verutum). They were the best trained soldiers in Europe at the time and were well equipped with both light and heavy mail armour, as well as various types of swords, arrows and spears. Their helmet was made of bronze and they had an arm guard made of leather or metal.
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