Gladiators were a big part of entertainment . People would watch them battle it out sometimestill the point of death. But I am going to tell you more in this 1000 words booklet on roman gladiators. Becoming a Gladiator
There were many different ways of becoming a gladiator such as: being captured as a prisoners of war, being a slave sold into gladiatoral schools or even volunteers. People liked being gladiators they enjoyed the excitement, the fame and the crowds cheering their name. Also being a gladiator means good living money for every time you fight so that ‘s why some people chose to become gladiators. But it was scary going into the arena not knowing if you will come out not being able to do anything if your opponent is to strong. Types of gladiator
There were around 25 types of gladiator but they can be split into four groups: •
Elite types of gladiator
Heavily armed gladiators
Lightly armed gladiators
Gladiators wich specialised unusual fighting methods or entertainment Elite types- highly experienced and extremely skillful they were well known to the spectators. Some were fighters who chose to stay once they were freed. Heavily armed-had heavy armour and carried heavy weapons.
Lightly armed- had hardly any armour and carried lightweight weapons Unusual types-fought in an unusual style some of these are “Andabatae” they fought wearing helmets with no holes. The colosseum
The colosseum is the biggest amphitheatre ever built. It took nine years to build and consists of 100,000 marble blocks weighin 4 tons each, 300 tons of metal holding them together. It held 50,000 spectators. The arena was a wooden floor covered in sand. This is where some gladiators had their gruesome battles. It is named after the colossal statue of nero that once stood nearby. Gladiatoral Games
The gladiatoral games were exciting and a festival could go on for 100 continuous days. Romans liked the power and they liked to be reminded of the...
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