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Gladiator fights have a long cultural and political history. Originally they were held on a smaller scale (than the Colosseum) and often for the purpose of honoring a deceased. Their popularity grew as the rich began to see how they could further their standing with the people. The gladiators themselves were often killed or severely injured, making it less ...


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Actually it would be possible for pretty much any soldiers to win in that situation not only the gladiator champions. Roman shields look flawless against arrows or such but in close combat against mobile soldiers they make you just a dead weight. First of all for a functional shield wall 5 sides of a box formation must be tightly connected(some later ...


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I think the Spartans were way more brutal than it was depicted in the show. Because, the majority of the things depicted are true - the characters personalities and all of the battles and stuff, as I can believe, but it's not historically accurate as far as i know. Because it is focused on the lives of merchants and slaves, and low level magistrates and ...


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There is no explanation as to what happened to all of the rebel slaves. Of course Gannicus was crucified. The finale does show Nasir, Argon and other rebels remembering Spartacus. That scene is really the only explanation of what happens to the rebels after Spartacus death...which really is not an explanation, it just shows them alive after Spartacus ...


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There were more Africans in Rome that most people probably imagine. In fact many Africans became emperors, writers, philosophers, entertainers, generals, popes and of course gladiators. In antiquity black or dark-skinned individuals from Africa were known as "Aethiops" a Greek term meaning "black". It is the term from which Ethiopia, a modern African ...



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