Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Gladiators - some fun facts


Gladiators might fight single combats, or over 2,000 might enter the arena together.

The first gladiator fight in Rome was held at the funeral of Decimus Junius Brutus, a rich politician.

The Gauls used swords made of iron so soft they often bent during fights.

In 165bc the audience in the theatre left halfway through a play to watch a gladiator fight instead.

from 100 Things You Should Know About Gladiators by Rupert Matthews
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