By: Maggie Welsh, and Joan Pulli
Where Roman Gladiators Heroes or Victims?
The gladiators were both because they were forced into the gladitorial games, so they were victims. they were heros in battle because they protected Rome.
long-neglected ruins beneath the Colosseum floor
The walls and the floor bear numerous slots
ruins that were hidden beneath a wooden floor
nearly five centuries the arena was in use
Weeds grow waist-high between flagstones
The Colosseum could hold up to 50,000 people.
The emporor would pich the outcome of loser.
The bullfighters fought all kinds of animals, like lons, tigers, and bears.
Ancient Roman Contests
- Gladiatorial shows usually turned into a war game
- Preserved an atmosphere of violence in time of peace
- In the morning, the men were thrown to lions & bears
- In the end, every fighter dies
- Each official was forbidden to spend more on them than his colleagues
- And upper limit was fixed at 120 gladiators per show
- Gladiatorial contests were closely connected with funerals