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  • Building Of The Coliseum
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    Architecture of the ancient Roman Empire is considered one of the most impressive of all time. The city of Rome once was home to more than one million residents in the early centuries. The Romans had a fine selection of building monuments in the city of Rome including the forums for civic services, temples of worship, and amphitheaters for recreation and play. The Romans made great use and pioneered great architecture mechanisms including arches, columns, and even mechanical elements in pulleys ...
  • Maximus Fame As A Gladiator
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    Gladiator Directed by Ridley Scott, Gladiator is an epic tale of honor, love, loyalty and power. If you could only see two movies a year make Gladiator one of them. It is full of action, adventure, drama, deceit and love. Russell Crowe plays the Roman General, Maximus, who heads the Roman Army in their conquers of Europe and Africa under the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus has served Rome for two years, 264 days and this morning, and is anxiously awaiting his release by the emperor so that he m...
  • Emperor Gladiator
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    The Gladiator, which was released into movie theatres during the summer of 2000, shows a graphic description of how gladiators fought to the death in coliseums. The story is basically about Maximus, a well-respected general who is stripped of his rank when the evil Commodus takes over the Roman Empire in 180 AD. Maximus finds himself fighting for his life in the vicious gladiator arenas, where he uses his fame to spark unrest among the oppressed Roman citizens. Eventually, Commodus succumbs to t...
  • Gladiators Games
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    The Rise of Gladiatorial Combat in Rome Gladiatorial contests (mun era), hold a central place in our perception of Roman behavior. They were also a big influence on how Romans themselves ordered their lives. Attending the games was one of the practices that went with being a Roman. The Etruscans who introduced this type of contest in the sixth century BC, are credited with its development but its the Romans who made it famous. A surviving feature of the Roman games was when a gladiator fell he w...
  • Watch Gladiators
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    Introduction Ancient Romans, like the Greeks, loved entertainment. Their idea of entertainment was usually something involving death and drama. They liked to watch plays, watch gladiators, participate or watch games, and watch or participate in animal hunts. Colosseum Events The Colosseum is a famous arena that's still partly standing today. This arena could seat over 50,000 people. On hot days, a canopy was raised over the Colosseum to protect the viewers from the heat. In the Colosseum, many e...
  • Most Famous Gladiators
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    Roman Coliseum, pronounced kahl uh SEE uhm, also called the Flavia n Amphitheater, pronounced FLAY vee uhn AM uh thee uh tuhr, was the largest outdoor theater of ancient Rome. The Colosseum still ranks among the finest examples of Roman architecture and engineering, even though it survives only as a ruin. It stands near the center of modern Rome. Construction of the Coliseum started during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian, who ruled from A.D. 69 to 79. The building was dedicated in A.D. 80. Un...
  • Gladiator Battles In The Movie
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    The truth on the gladiator The movie "Gladiator" was mostly a true story. Although much research was completed to create the movie, the main plot is fiction. The pieces that are fiction do seem to be based on true historical facts. Gladiator (derived from Latin gladius, sword): Professional combatants who fought to the death in public Roman shows. Contrary to many beliefs, Gladiator spectacles did not start in Rome. The Romans actually borrowed this from the Etruria. The time is around 180 CE. R...
  • Only Eques Gladiator
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    So you think you have what it takes to win in the ultimate game of Survivor? Can you outlast all of your opponents? Can you learn real survivor skills that are needed to remain alive? There will be a handsome reward if you are able to even live. If you think you have what it takes read on. But beware, this season we " ve changed the rules to gladiatorial combat style. The Location Before actually entering the contest, there will be training. Training will take place either in Rome or one of the ...
  • Gladiator Games
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    The times of the Gladiator One of Ancient Rome's most important forms of public entertainment was gladiatorial games. Although there were more well-known forms of entertainment, such as chariot races, gladiatorial games became a well-liked and powerful form of freedom for Rome's society. Gladiatorial games developed from a more passive state and different motives to the image that many people in today's society believe it to be. Before the times of the emperors, gladiators were used mainly for f...
  • Gladiator
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    By: Daniel P. Mannix In a vast marble Colosseum, much larger than Yankee Stadium the people of Rome, flocked to see gladiators mangled beneath the hoofs and wheels of horses and chariots, slaughtered by half-starved wild beasts and butchered by well-armed and armored professionals. "This is the extraordinary and true account of the Roman Games and the gladiators who fought and died in the cruelest, costliest spectacles of all time", states the author, Daniel Mannix. I will cover and summarize as...
  • Gladiator Combats
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    The Ancient Rome ANCIENT ROME The gladiator's world was a Roman world. According to tradition, Rome was founded on April 21,753 B.C. The legend says that Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of the war god, Mars. As infants, they were abandoned in a basket by the River Tiber. There they were found by a she-wolf, who carried them back to her den and protected and nurtured them until they were old enough to survive on their own. 1 It was when he was a young man that Romulus established the city th...

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