By: Sean Halko & Darren Rimlinger
- Who could become a gladiator?
- Was being a gladiator a punishment or an honor?
- Did people volunteer to be gladiators?
- Could women be gladiators?
- When you became a gladiator was there a way to become free again?
- How did the Citizens view them?
- What did the Gladiators wear?
- Were the Gladiators trained?
- How were they trained?
- What did the Gladiators fight?
- What did the Gladiators fight with?
“Who were the Ancient Roman Gladiators?”
- Most gladiators were recruited from the ranks of criminals who had lost their citizenship rights, as well as slaves and prisoners of war, who had no rights whatsoever.
-They did not receive the choice of choosing that position.
-However, some men, who did have their citizenship rights and were considered free-born, gave themselves up to be Gladiators.
-This was done by swearing an oath to their master and gladiatorial troupe.
-Doing this would ensure that they are willing to endure the punishment and other things that would come along with the job. This may have included death.