April 1st 2013 3) Thraex: hold spears until it
seemed to be an unfair advantage.
CHARIOT RACES, ROMAN THEATRES Greaves, helmet with griffin. The
griffin was the animal of the
goddess of justice, Nemesis. Always
-Armour common for all gladiators a statue of goddess in these games
was loincloth and leather and linen and sacrifices occurred before the
wraps on body parts for more games. Emphasis on fair play and
protection. Also manicas were metal attention to the rules.
arm protectors and greaves were
metal leg protectors. Each gladiator 4) Hoplomachus: Fought with
big, round shields. If person lost
was designated his own armour. and did not try hard enough, they
-Wore helmets that covered entire had to get their throats cut even
head. after the death blow.
-Chests were bare. Firstly it was 5) Retiarlus: Huge manica on arm,
more exciting and secondly, it have a net and a pitchfork and a
emphasized the sexuality of the small dagger. Not a lot of protection.
6) Secutor: Armour similar to
-Gladiator armour was asymmetrical marmilla. Secutor means per suer.
(one gladiator had armour the other
one had different armour.
-Gladiator fights in the imperial era GladiatorsCon't
was an official sport with official
rules. -Gladiator movie, Russell Crowe
covered chest which is historically
wrong. The equipment is odd (no
helmet or shield). Manica on the
Gladiatortypes wrong arm.
1) Equites (horsemen): Coloured -Women gladiators showed up as
tunics, manica, helmets and two well quite frequently.
feathers and they only fought each