The first is the Andabatae. The Andabatae fought with a helmet that blinded him, mostly used for amusement, not really part of the gladiators contest. The helmet however did cause trouble for the gladiator. Unlike many gladiators the Andabatae only fought hapless animals instead of other men. Andabatae used a sword, the gladius, to defend himself, but did not use a shield. The men who were Andabatae were unbelievably brave, no armour was worn to keep them safe and at times no shoes.
Next is the Bestiarius, beast fighters. The names of this gladiator was given to those who were closely connected to animals. Bestiarius trained and looked after the animals in the …show more content…
The Secutor was a strange looking fighter, with his brimless smooth helmet that flared out at the bottom to cover his neck. The gladiator wore a thin protective cover on one of his arm, usually his sword hand, in his opposite hand he held a large square shield. It is thought that this type of gladiator chased his opponent to amuse the crowd before he would finally finshes him.
The End of the Gladiator games
The end of the Gladiator games was coming, the violent games would not be forever. When Constantine came to power and made christianity the state religion people started to lose interest in the savage games. Constantine attempted to banned the games along with Theodosius and Honorius. The last known gladiator fight in the colosseum was in 404 AD, but gladiator fight were finally banned in 438 AD. However sad is may have been for some the other games such as racing beast hunts were still around to entertain the Romans.
Rome’s Legacy is the colosseum and the Gladiators who fought in it.
Not only did the crowds of hungry citizens but the Caesars also took part in watching the deadly dances of men, this shows just how important the gladiators