Classical Studies 2300 Lecture Notes - Thraex, Gladiator, Equites

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
Western University
Department
Classical Studies
Course
Classical Studies 2300
Professor
Classics March 19th
Amphitheatrical Events
Editors have his slaves to paint on the walls
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- provide gifts for audience
- how many animals/gladiators
- 1st stage
After the 5 days of gladiatorial, they have results published on newspaper.
Don’t advertise everything since audience always wants something extra.
Propompa a parade of somekind.
Rudis a stick or rod , the wooden stick that the novice or beginner would practice
A gladiator is given a wooden sword whenever given freedom
Rudarius the gladiator who is already freed.
Summarudis gladiator who is freed but also lost that infames status, must have
done something spectacular. “Hall of Fame” Only they are qualified to ref the
gladiatorial matches. Not every summarudis is a ref, but every ref is a summarudi.
Pompa is in the theatre itself. Usually set at beginning of the day, testing of the
weapons.
Usually shrines in / outside the theatre.
Program
Morning: Animal Hunts (Venationes)
Noon: Executions (noxii)
Afternoon: Gladiators (Munera)
Venator ?
Exotic animals are rare and popular and it displays power and connections
If theatre has an underground, the introduction of exotic animals could be arranged
in a spectacular fashion.
Methods of Executions
1) Gladiatorial combat
2) Crucifixion
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Editors have his slaves to paint on the walls. After the 5 days of gladiatorial, they have results published on newspaper. Don"t advertise everything since audience always wants something extra. Rudis a stick or rod , the wooden stick that the novice or beginner would practice. A gladiator is given a wooden sword whenever given freedom. Rudarius the gladiator who is already freed. Summarudis gladiator who is freed but also lost that infames status, must have done something spectacular. Hall of fame only they are qualified to ref the gladiatorial matches. Not every summarudis is a ref, but every ref is a summarudi. Usually set at beginning of the day, testing of the weapons. Exotic animals are rare and popular and it displays power and connections. If theatre has an underground, the introduction of exotic animals could be arranged in a spectacular fashion. Methods of executions: gladiatorial combat, crucifixion, ad bestias, ad flammas.

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