The earliest known Roman gladiator schools (ludi) were in Campania. ......
munera of the Imperial era evoked the ancient, ancestral dii manes of the
Mar 4, 2014 ... Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome's most
notorious ... Not all gladiators were brought to the arena in chains.
Nov 6, 2012 ... Although the first privately organised Roman gladiator contests in 264 BCE were
to commemorate the death of a father, the later official ...
We choose to forget, I suspect, that this was where Romans regularly organised
fights to the death between hundreds of gladiators, the mass execution of ...
fought, often to the death, to entertain crowds of spectators. Gladiators
were usually men, but they could also be women. Marcus Aurelius may have found the gladiatorial games boring, and may have abolished a tax on gladiator
sale to avoid ... More »
Most gladiators were prisoners of war, slaves bought for the purpose, or criminals
sentenced .... The gladiator held a morbid fascination for the ancient Romans.
Sep 29, 2015 ... The gladiator has long been an iconic symbol of ancient Rome, and a popular
element in any Roman epic movie, but what do we really know ...
But if the crowd is dissatisfied with the losing fighter — as was usually the case —
its dissatisfaction meant slaughter. In ancient Rome, death had become a form ...
The first recorded gladiatorial combat in Rome occurred when three pairs of ....
with honor to uphold” (The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and
Romans liked watching other people die. They thought that was fun, like maybe
you think going to horror movies or watching Cops on TV is fun. They also ...