Presentation on theme: "By carolina To all 4W enjoy. Roman Gladiators The entertainment took the form of combat, and people called gladiators fought each other, or wild animals."— Presentation transcript:
Roman Gladiators The entertainment took the form of combat, and people called gladiators fought each other, or wild animals like lions, to the death. Generally, gladiators were condemned criminals, prisoners of war, or slaves. Professional gladiators were free men who volunteered to participate in the games. Gladiators were paid each time they fought. Criminals who had been found guilty of murder and condemned to death went into combat without weapons. Criminals who had committed other crimes were trained in special gladiator schools, called ludi, and they fought with weapons of their choice. They could earn their freedom if they survived 3-5 years of combat. However, although gladiators generally fought about 3 times a year, few survived 3-5 years. Gladiators in the ludi were trained like professional athletes. They were fed three meals a day and given medical attention if needed. Training included using different weapons such as war chain, net, trident, dagger and lasso. They were taught combat techniques that disabled and captured their opponents rather than killed them. They wore armour in combat, but not the same armour as the Roman army.
Roman Slaves Who were slaves? They were people who were frequently captured in battle and sent back to Rome to be sold. However, abandoned children could also be brought up as slaves. The law also stated that fathers could sell their older children if they were in need of money.
Roman money The Roman currency during most of the Roman Republic and the western half of the Roman Empire consisted of coins including the aureus (gold), the denarius (silver), the sestertius (brass), the dupondius (brass), and the as (copper). These were used from the middle of the third century BC until the middle of the third century AD. They were still accepted as payment in Greek influenced territories, even though these regions issued their own base coinage and some silver in other denominations, either called Greek Imperial or Roman provincial coins. During the third century, the denarius was replaced by the double denarius, now usually known as the antoninianus or radiate, which was then itself replaced during the monetary reform of Diocletian which created denominations such as the argenteus (silver) and the follis (silvered bronze). After the reforms Roman coinage consisted mainly of the gold solidus and small bronze denominations. This trend continued to the end of the Empire in the West. See also Byzantine currency.
Roman Constructions roads coliseum Bridges over the Danube and Rhine Roads Colosseum Aquaeducts Hagia Sophia Hadrian's Wall
Roman gods and godnesses Jupiter - King of the Gods Juno - Queen of the Gods Neptune - God of the Sea Pluto - God of Death Apollo - God of the Sun Diana - Goddess of the Moon Mars - God of War Venus - Goddess of Love Cupid - God of Love Mercury - Messenger of the Gods Minerva - Goddess of Wisdom Ceres - The Earth Goddess Proserpine - Goddess of the Underworld Vulcan - The Smith God Bacchus - God of Wine Saturn - God of Time Vesta - Goddess of the Home Janus - God of Doors Uranus and Gaia - Parents of Saturn Maia - Goddess of Growth Flora - Goddess of Flowers Plutus - God of Wealth Monsters Cerberus - Dog of the Underworld Gorgon - Turns you to stone
Roman Empire The red part is what Roman conquered