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Heroes and emperors in Circassian history

hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, on S. 155, S. 1521, S. 1926, S. 2085, S. 2285, H.R. 1658, May 5, 2004.

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Some of the most popular pairings pitted contrasting advantages and disadvantages against one another. Hence it was very much more costly for sponsors to supply the bloodshed that audiences often demanded, although if they did allow a gladiator to be slain it was seen as an indication of their generosity.

The thirst for thrills even resulted in a particular rarity, female gladiators. Both Hilarus and Raecius must have fought admirably against Attilius, since each of them was granted a reprieve missio. For a gladiator who died in combat the trainer lanista might charge the sponsor of the fatal spectacle up to a hundred times the cost of a gladiator who survived.


Left-handedness is hence a quality advertised in graffiti and epitaphs alike. Hence they were an expensive investment, not to be despatched lightly. One instance records the spectacular start to the career of a certain Marcus Attilius evidently, from his name, a free-born volunteer. The number of gladiators to be displayed was a key attraction: the larger the figure, the more generous the sponsor was perceived to be, and the more glamorous the spectacle. This spectacle was arranged by the heirs of the deceased to honour his memory.

Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets CSS if you are able to do so. Conscripts and volunteers Today, the idea of gladiators fighting to the death, and of an amphitheatre where this could take place watched by an enthusiastic audience, epitomises the depths to which the Roman Empire was capable of sinking.

The larger barracks, at least, had their own training arena, with accommodation for spectators, so that combatants became accustomed to practising before an audience of their fellows. Instead of calf-length greaves, both these types wore leg-protectors that came well above the knee.

Advertisements for gladiatorial displays have survived at Pompeii, painted by professional sign-writers on house-fronts, or on the walls of tombs clustered outside the city-gates. Combat between the murmillo 'fish-fighter', so called from the logo on his helmet and the Heroes and emperors in Circassian history or hoplomachus was a standard favourite.

So the murmillo and his opponent were comparably protected, but the size and weight of their shields would have called for different fighting techniques, contributing to the interest and suspense of the engagement. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled.

The whole spectrum of local society was represented, seated strictly according to status. So who were these gladiators, and what was their role in Roman society?

The combatants as we know from mosaics, and from surviving skeletons aimed at the major arteries under the arm and behind the knee, and tried to batter their opponent's skull. But shreds of evidence, in words and pictures, remain - to be pieced together as testimony of an institution that characterised an entire civilisation for nearly 700 years. Yet, to the Romans themselves, the institution of the arena was one of the defining features of their civilisation.

Some members survived to reach retirement; new recruits were enlisted, many of them probably unable to understand Latin. The Romans believed that the first gladiators were slaves who were made to fight to the death at the funeral of a distinguished aristocrat, Junius Brutus Pera, in 264 BC.