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    Gladiator is set during the peak of the Roman Empire. The story revolves around Maximus (Russel Crowe)‚ one of the best General’s in Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ (Richard Harris) army. The emperor is dying and makes his wishes known that Maximus be his successor instead of his son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) . As you might expect‚ going through life with a name like Commodus‚ and then being passed over by his own father doesn’t look good. He orders the death of Maximus‚ who manages to escape and become

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    Gladiator is a historical film‚ which was released on May the forth in 2000. The movie was set in the year 180AD. The filming was held from December 1998- May 1999 and the whole creation took three years. Gladiator is about a powerful general named Maximus‚ who is asked to be emperor over the emperor’s son. This causes his son Commodus to kill his father in rage. Commodus becomes Emperor and tries to assassinate Maximus and his family in revenge. Maximus escapes Commodus and tries to regain the

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    IB English 9 2B 7 May 2012 The Colosseum and Gladiators While the Colosseum is a major tourist attraction today‚ back when the Roman Empire ruled it was a place of fighting‚ blood‚ and death. The colosseum was a source of entertainment for the people of Rome‚ as they witnessed the famed gladiators fighting to the death. The architectural design of the colosseum is an ingenious design‚ as well as the purpose and roles of it. The gladiators had an interesting history‚ as well as different classes

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    Summary of Gladiator

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    GLADIATOR (Summary) In the final days of Marcus Aurelius’ reign‚ the aging emperor angers his son Commodus by making it known that he wants Maximus‚ a fearsome and respected Roman general‚ to be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees‚ only to discover that his wife and child have been murdered by Commodus. Captured‚ Maximus is forced into slavery‚ where he is sold to Proximo‚ a former gladiator who serves as both mentor and

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    THE LIFE OF A GLADIATOR By Aquilinus Caelinus All of us love a gory Gladiator match from time to time‚ but what goes on behind the scenes? Where do they get all the heroic champions‚ and pitiful losers? The hardships they face‚ the rewards they earn; all will be revealed. This is the story of a true Gladiator’s life‚ Rome’s one and only Flavius Aclimus! As I talked to Flavius‚ he gradually began to emerge from his shell‚ and soon opened up‚ telling the story of his epic life

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    Gladiator Revenge

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    Gladiator‚ though not the most intellectually stimulating film of this decade‚ was deeper and more complex than one might gather from it at first glance. Its theme was not a simple "good-guy versus bad-guy" one as one might gather from the title. In fact‚ Gladiator in essence had very little to do with gladiators. Its real purpose‚ its real underlying flavor‚ was to depict a man ’s struggle against decadence in his society and to restore it to the disciplined one that it had been‚ a man who was driven

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    Romanticism in Gladiator

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    John Kidd‚ III Stoical Men Block 6 In the movie Gladiator‚ David Franzoni uses stoicism to show the moral philosophy of the Romans‚ and how this philosophy affected the people and how they govern themselves. Stoicism asks the basic question‚ “What is the good life?” as well as saying there are things you can control‚ and thing that you can not. In Gladiator‚ Maximus is constantly in these situations‚ and finds out that his control over emotion is only controllable

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    Essay On Gladiators

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    the gladiator games. Most of the gladiators were slaves or condemned prisoners who were trained for the fighting in special gladiatorial schools (Spielvogel‚ 185.) The gladiators were trained and bought by the lanista which literally translates into trainer of gladiators. Gladiators were a big investment to the lanista‚ so not many of the slaves died. The gladiators were treated better than most slaves in that they got fed on a good diet and they were given expert medical attention.

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    Gladiator Summary

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    GLADIATOR MOVIE REVIEW At the height of its power the Roman Empire was vast‚ stretching from the desserts of Africa to the borders of Northern England. Over one quarter of the world’s empire lived and died under the rule of the Caesar’s. In the year 180 AD‚ General Maximus Decimus Meridius (played by Russell Crowe) leads his soldiers to victory against Germanic barbarians‚ thus ending a prolonged war. Maximus is loved by the people and the dying Emperor‚ Marcus Aurelius (played by Richard Harris)

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    assignment I chose to watch the movie “Gladiator.” With any modern day movie one runs the risk of finding flaws in the historical accuracy. Most modern historical films have been adjusted to fit Hollywood standards thus compromising the historical accuracy. Gladiator is no different; this movie is a mixture of historical facts and Hollywood’s version of what really happened. The film attempts to depict the life and journeys of a Roman gladiator. We know the Gladiators for their brutality in the process

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