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Reasons Why Rome Wanted Gladiator Fights Romans liked watching people die Romans thought that there gods like watching gladiator fights also When criminals.

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2 Reasons Why Rome Wanted Gladiator Fights Romans liked watching people die Romans thought that there gods like watching gladiator fights also When criminals were killed, the gods liked to see justice done

3 Types of Gladiators Thracian - carried a small square shield, wore either a full visored helmet or an open faced helmet with a wide brim, and carried a curved Thracian sword with an angled bend in the blade. Retairius - wore only a loin cloth and a metal shoulder-piece on the left arm, and carried a net, a dagger, and a trident or fish harpoon. Secutor - carrying a large oval or rectangular shield and a sword or dagger, leather bands at the elbow and wrists and a round or high- visored helmet. Andabatae Catervarii Dimacheri Equites Essedarii Hoplomachi Laqueatores Meridiani Myrmillo Ordinarii Provocator Retiarius Samnite Secutor Thracian

4 Weapons fascina: harpoon galea: visored helmetgalea galerus: metal shoulder piece gladius: swordgladius hasta: lancehasta iaculum: net manicae: leather elbow or wrist bands ocrea: metal or boiled leather greaveocrea parma: round shieldparma scutum: large shieldscutum sica: curved scimitar subligaculum: loin cloth

5 Gladiator Information Gladiators were different from Roman citizens because most of them were slaves Patricians paid for the close up seats, while the poor got the far seats where it was hard to see Gladiators had to fight for 3-5 years to earn their freedom

6 Other Gladiator Information Slaves were mostly the people that fought each other Gladiators fought wild animals Gladiators used the armor and weapons that best fitted them Romans treated the animals badly and didn’t feed them. Usually the gladiator fights were to the death

7 Gladiator Questions Q: Compare and contrast the difference between a gladiator and a Roman citizen A: Most gladiators were slaves Q: How long did gladiators have to fight to earn there freedom? A: 3 to 5 years Which type of gladiator carried a small square shield and wore a full visored helmet? A: Thracian

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