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Etruscans Ancient Rome Medieval Rome Renaissance Baroque Modern Rome Ancient Roman medicine was in many ways a development of what they learned from the Greeks and then applied in exasperated situations such as continuous war or gladiatorial shows .
Essentials to a Roman Style Garden
Social Classes in the Late Republic
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A was a professional fighter who fought other gladiators and even animals in amphitheaters around the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Gladiators fought for over 600 years of Rome’s history, evolving from modest ceremonial combats into grand entertainment spectaculars, filled with violence and gore. These battles, often fought to a bloody death, were adored by the Roman citizens, as were the gladiators themselves. The word gladiator comes from the Latin , or “swordsmen”, taken from the Latin word , which was a short sword used by the legionaries. Gladiators were by no means as high ranking on the Roman status ladder as a soldier, but they were nonetheless regarded highly in Roman society. Gladiators were usually slaves or war prisoners who were bought by a (a manager and trainer of gladiators) in order to be trained as proper gladiators.