Playing Gladiators - Ancient Rome Project answers questions

Playing Gladiators


Using the account of a day at the games on the page about Roman gladiators, how about putting together a play showing the events of the day? Here's a list of possible characters:

The wealthy sponsor

The slave gladiators

The wild animals

The criminals to be executed (some of them Christian?)

The Roman guards

The ticket-taker

The audience

Don't forget: in the morning, it's gladiators fighting animals, then at lunchtime the condemned criminals are executed, and after lunch it's gladiators fighting other men.

More about gladiators

Other Rome activities:

* Mosaics
* Cement
* Arches
A day in ancient Rome

Bibliography and further reading about gladiators:

A day in ancient Rome home

Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

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