Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome's
martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and ...
Spectators sometimes became part of the Coliseum show. Although the typical
Coliseum of Rome combatants were trained gladiators, convicted criminals and ...
Jul 13, 2009 ... From their inception, the gladiator games appear to have had their ... is a parallel
between spectator sports like boxing and gladiator games:.
Nov 6, 2012 ... A gladiator was a professional fighter who specialised with particular ... Thirty,
forty or even fifty thousand spectators from all sections of Roman ...
Small wonder then that they were sometimes forced to fight in gladiatorial
contests, or were thrown to ... At mid-day they are thrown to the spectators
The Roman games. Question : Who were the spectators at Roman games?
Discuss the relationship between them and the performers they watched.
The spectators demand that the slayer shall face the man who is to slay him in his
turn; ... Commodus (AD 180-192) enthusiastically participated as a gladiator.
A gladiator was a fighter in ancient Rome who entertained spectators in Roman
arenas and amphitheatres. He fought against other gladiators and animals.
Eye witness account of the gladiatorial games. ... primary purpose of these life-or-
death duels was to entertain the multitude of spectators that jammed the arena.
Gladiators (from Latin gladiatores) were both professional and amateur fighters in
ancient Rome who fought for the entertainment of its "civilized" spectators.