Category/Type The Fight Before the Fight Types of Weapons

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Retiarius
A gladiator that used a trident and a net in combat

100

False, most gladiators actually lived as long as they gave a good fight and entertained the crowd.
True or False: Most gladiators died in the arena

100

Prisoners who were captured.
What were most gladiators in Rome.

100

Gladius
A commonly used short sword by roman soldiers and gladiators

200

Provocator
This is the most heavily armed gladiator. They are equipped with a gigantic shield and short sword.

200

The emperor
The person who oversaw/hosted the fights. He determined if you lived or died and is the person that you ask for mercy.

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They would hold a slave auction and the highest bidder would receive the prisoner.
How did people pick the prisoners that would become gladiators?

200

Rete
A weighted net typically used by a retiarius

300

Ordinarii
The most popular type and common type of gladiator. Also typically seen in movies.

300

The gladiator would raise up one finger on his left hand to ask for mercy
How did a gladiator ask for mercy when he lost the fight?

300

Gladiator school
After a prisoner/slave was sold, where did the owner send the slave to get trained as a gladiator?

300

Trident
A three pronged weapon that has a pole handle. One of the 3 greek gods uses this type of weapon

400

Secutor
A very lightly armed type of gladiator that has a dagger and a shield. It's main combat style is to chase down their opponent.

400

False, there were very strictly enforced rules in a gladiator match.
True or False: Roman gladiators fought with no restrictions and rules.

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False, only after it was confirmed a gladiator can be trusted could a gladiator use a real weapon.
True or False: Gladiators in training school could use real iron/steel swords to train.

400

Spear
A long pole with a sharp point at the end

500

Velites
A type of gladiator that is armed with a spear.

500

Iugula!
What did the audience scream when they wanted for the defeated gladiator to die?

500

Lanista
What is the name of the person who buys and takes care of gladiators?

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Spatha
A broadsword that became a successor to the gladius later in Rome.

Roman Gladiators

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