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favourite gladiator class?

Retiarius
4 (22.2%)
Myrmillo
5 (27.8%)
Thraex
4 (22.2%)
Hoplomachus
2 (11.1%)
Secutor
1 (5.6%)
Provocator
1 (5.6%)
0ther
1 (5.6%)

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Author Topic: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology  (Read 7317 times)

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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2017, 08:43:48 PM »
The different gladiator classes were teams in and of themselves, and I seem to recall a fight breaking out between fans of one team or another, so owning a secutor helmet-shaped object would have been like wearing a Rangers shirt in Belfast or something.

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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2017, 08:53:19 PM »
Yes that's what I meant. Really cool actually.
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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2017, 10:59:20 AM »
Roman glass depicting a gladiator, found at Begram, Afghanistan, which was once part of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom,
but was ruled by the Kushan Empire during the contemporaneous Roman Principate period, to which the glass belongs,
52-125 AD (although there is some scholarly debate about the precise dating)*  :arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_glass#cite_note-ball_2016_p153-3

*Warwick Ball (2016), Rome in the East: Transformation of an Empire, 2nd edition,
London & New York: Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-72078-6, p. 153.

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Ethiopian retiarius . Granet museum , Aix en Provence. France

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Hixenbaugh Ancient Art: Roman Terracotta Provocator Gladiator

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Bas relief, 2nd century AD, murmillos against provocators?!

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Murmillo, 1st to 2nd Century A.D.

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Thraex, 2nd half of the 1st century

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Murmillo, 1st to 2nd Century A.D.

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Secutor, 3rd century A.D.

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Thraex gladiator on a bone,
knife handle - 2nd or 3rd century
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Grave stele of a Secutor, From Tralles , Aydin . 2nd century CE Istanbul

"Mentor was the victor of all over famous stadiums, and he died according to his destiny.
The mighty Moïra [divinity of destiny] has led me into Hades, and now I lie in this tomb.
My life ended in the bloody hands of Amarantos
"

Mentor was probably not his real name, for the use for gladiators was to take pseudonyms,
choosing names of famous heroes. In Homer, Mentor is a companion of Ulysses, tutor of his son Telemachus.
The six crowns shown, indicate that he was six times victorious... 

:arrow: http://thierry.jamard.over-blog.com/article-istanbul-03-l-anatolie-au-musee-archeologique-octobre-decembre-2012-122856707.html

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Fighting scenes between gladitors. Luni marble. Late 3rd century A.D. Inv. No. 125598. Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian.
A fragment of a relief of two registers, portraying gladiators fighting (retiarius and contraretiarius). The inscription on the fillet caption of the scene of the upper
register conserves the two gladiators’ names, Scolasticus and Damascenus. The sign “theta” (Θ, theta nigrum) indicates that Damascenus died in the fight.

 :arrow: http://ancientrome.ru/art/artworken/img.htm?id=4859

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Tombstone of a Provocator or secutor?, gladiator graveyard in Ephesus,
second-third century CE. The wreaths indicate his victories.
Selçuk, Turkey, Ephesus Archaeological Museum.

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another gladiator's tombstone

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Headstone of the arbelas gladiator, Myron. White marble. 2nd—3rd centuries

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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 11:06:47 AM »
Article from The Conversation.com
 :arrow: http://theconversation.com/roman-gladiators-were-war-prisoners-and-criminals-not-sporting-heroes-80065

Painted Slab from the Tomb of Andriuolo XXVIII, circa 340-330 BC

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 Statuette of a Murmillo, first century AD.
Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo
–  Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Gold glass medallion with a scene of a fighter killing wild beasts. fourth century AD

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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2017, 04:51:55 PM »
Painted Slab from the Tomb of Andriuolo XXVIII, circa 340-330 BC

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I love hoplite-like gear so much.

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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2017, 09:53:52 AM »
 :mrgreen: & now for something completely different!

Aztec Gladiators!

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Gladiator-like, Eastern infantry?!

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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2018, 10:28:28 AM »
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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2019, 05:29:06 PM »
Vivid Gladiator fresco Discovered at Pompeii!

 :arrow: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bloody-gladiator-fresco-unearthed-pompeii-180973349/

"...The three- by four-and-a-half-foot fresco features two types of gladiators: a murmillo armed with a short straight sword, curved shield and distinctive crested helmet and a thraex wielding a smaller shield and angled blade. The painting finds the thraex, who has dropped his shield and is seriously wounded, holding one thumb up in a plea for mercy...

...The new fresco is far from the only treasure unearthed at Pompeii in recent years. As Franz Lidz reports for Smithsonian magazine, the “Great Pompeii Project”—a $140 million effort funded chiefly by the European Union—has yielded finds including graffiti, human skeletons, a sorceress’s kit, and a saddled horse since its launch in 2012. Researchers have even found evidence suggesting Vesuvius erupted in October 79 A.D., not August as previously believed..."

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Re: Updated Gladiator Reasearch - Development and Typology
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2019, 06:42:23 PM »
That looks quite impressive, the artist knew how to do shadows!
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