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Mattyk 06-07-2010 10:29 AM

Roman gladiator cemetery found in England
 
[url=http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/06/07/england.roman.cemetery/?hpt=C1]Roman gladiator cemetery found in England - CNN.com[/url]

wow, pretty crazy

Schneed10 06-07-2010 10:42 AM

Re: Roman gladiator cemetery found in England
 
I read that this am too, pretty awesome. When we covered this stuff in high school history I always perked up.

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the armies of the north, general of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

johno 06-07-2010 10:43 AM

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awesome! the line, "It would seem highly unlikely that this individual was attacked by a tiger as he was walking home from the pub in York 2,000 years ago" made me laugh.

Dirtbag59 06-07-2010 01:03 PM

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Did the guys uncovered in the burial sight fight in Rome or did they fight in arenas local to England under Roman rule? I can't imagine the stench of having to transport a body from Rome to England.

Redskins8588 06-07-2010 02:22 PM

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[quote=Dirtbag359;705150]Did the guys uncovered in the burial sight fight in Rome or did they fight in arenas local to England under Roman rule? I can't imagine the stench of having to transport a body from Rome to England.[/quote]

According to the Spartacus series on Starz, it seems that there were areans in cities throughout the Roman Empire. So I would believe that they were gladiators that fought in England as entertainment also...

Schneed10 06-07-2010 03:32 PM

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[quote=Redskins8588;705163]According to the Spartacus series on Starz, it seems that there were areans in cities throughout the Roman Empire. So I would believe that they were gladiators that fought in England as entertainment also...[/quote]

Yeah, and each arena had it's own level of competition. Kind of like A, AA, AAA, or the majors. When you got to Rome, as a gladiator you had made the big show. You had to win your way through some lower levels before they'd let you compete before the emperor.

Schneed10 06-07-2010 03:32 PM

Re: Roman gladiator cemetery found in England
 
Just a very cool find, I have to say again.

Riggo44 06-07-2010 09:29 PM

Re: Roman gladiator cemetery found in England
 
Wow that is really cool. I want to see documentary the made about the site.

budw38 06-07-2010 10:25 PM

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Very cool .

saden1 06-07-2010 11:42 PM

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I hate to be a Debbie Downer but most of these guys were slaves forced into combat so the Mob could be preoccupied with savage entertainment. Tragic.

tryfuhl 06-08-2010 10:51 PM

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Awesome, can't wait to see the docu

tryfuhl 06-08-2010 10:53 PM

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[quote=saden1;705242]I hate to be a Debbie Downer but most of these guys were slaves forced into combat so the Mob could be preoccupied with savage entertainment. Tragic.[/quote]
You mean not everyone wanted to fight lions and tigers and bears? Oh my!

Many were and many were the children of gladiators. There was a lot of pride associated with what they did, at least those higher up.


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