Playing Gladiators - Ancient Rome Project
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Playing Gladiators

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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
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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