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By Doug Rives.  First recorded Fight was at Forum Boarium 264 B.C.  Two sons of Brutus Pera arranged fights to honor Father’s death.

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1 By Doug Rives

2  First recorded Fight was at Forum Boarium 264 B.C.  Two sons of Brutus Pera arranged fights to honor Father’s death

3  Originators thought to be Etruscans according to Greek writer Athenaeus  No evidence in paintings

4  Often used to increase popularity  Ceasar (before dictator) put on a show with 320 fighters  Titus presented one that went for months with thousands (man and beast) dying  Eventually put rules on showings to prevent the gain of popularity

5  At start of the popularity of games they were held in the Forum  Later held at amphitheater to seat more people around 1 st Century B.C.  One of the most famous was the Coliseum

6  The Arena was not just for Gladiators  Hunts in the morning and executions at midday  Gladiators were the main attraction

7  Games could be Man vs. Man or Man vs. Beast or Beast vs. Beast  Very few women in arena  Made lots of money and gained popularity for state/ emperor

8  Often slaves but some enlisted  Were considered property  Some became rich but most ended up dying  Supposed to accept death

9  7 types  Eques, Hoplomachus, Murmillo, Provocator, Retiarius, Secutor, Thraex

10  Eques  Started on Horse ended fighting hand to hand  No armor but a helmet and a shield  Two long swords

11  Hoplomachus  Long spear and sword or dagger  Had a Helmet and a small shield

12  Murmillo  Large helmet that had decorations and a large rectangular shield  Gladius

13  Provocator  Chest plate, arm guard, large helmet, and large shield  Gladius

14  Retiarius  No Helmet, arm guard  Net and trident and dagger

15  Secutor  Egg shaped helmet and large shield  Gladius

16  Thraex  Visored helmet, small rectangular shield and shin protectors  Short sword that was curved or kinked

17  Misso was the decision at the end of the fight to kill or let live  Saved money with training  Often depicted in pictures

18  Androclus was a runaway slave  Sentenced to fight a lion  When Lion approached he licked Androclus  When Androclus fled he hid in Lions cave  Pulled Splinter out of Lion’s foot

19  Androclus was set free and was given the Lion as a pet

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