FC: Gladiators | by:Desirae Sotelo
1: What are gladiators? | The google definition for gladiator is:a person, often a slave or captive, who was armed with a sword or other weapon and compelled to fight to the death in a public arena against another person or a wild animal, for the entertainment of the spectators. | Gladiator in Latin is Gladius which means sword
2: What was the gladiators clothing and weaponry | The gladiators armor was a basic type of clothing worn to protect them selves from danger in battle. Some types of gladiators didn't even have armor and just had a netted material it depended on the rank of the gladiator for how they were dressed and the amount of protection from there clothing and weaponry.There weapons consisted to be plain material for example they would use a dagger or a club in their fights.
3: What is the background of gladiators | Gladiators were first recorded in 264 B.C. in ancient Rome they first used slaves to fight and fought when their owner or trainer said they were ready. To watch a game was free unless you were a spectator between 50,000 and 80,000 then you would be issued with a ticket. The actual gladiator games was a method to appease the Roman gods. | now | then
4: Female Gladiators | There were not many female gladiators but those who were ,were called Amazones which were named after the tribe of woman warriors which we now call Amazons.The female gladiators were also called Gladiatrices.Even thou most gladiators were brought as prisoners or slaves most female gladiators were very wealthy woman.The female clothing was very similar to the males but they didn't have a tunic,they wore a loin cloth ,they had a manica(an arm protector),a sword,a shield and a metal greave on their leg that was used to fight.
5: My concluding thoughts on this were that from all that has been shown,was just a little amount of the background and culture of this sport/game there is just so much more that has to do with gladiators and gladiatrices, and just by reading what was said.There is just so much in their background and to be able to know this much of gladiators.It is really cool for me to be able to research and know how much they have done and what was accomplished at that time with their games and told a little of how much that happened. | From this information and the information i have researched shows how much there actually is just for this game/sport and theres a lot more than what people know we probably only if even know only half of how it was back then.