SOME GLADIATOR TYPES

  1. Secutar- Armed with the common military sword and an oval shield with 2 eyeholes.

2. Essedarius- This was a chariot driver armed with spears, swords and shields

3, Thraex- Warrior that used a short curved sword, (Sica). His sword arm was protected by a sleeve, (Manica). They also wore shin protectors.

4. Hoplomachus- These were multiarmed gladiators. They wore a helmet and shin protection. They could fight from any range with a dagger, sword and spear.

5. Gladiators actually only fought a few times a year and trained the rest of it. A lot of the deaths were caused by disease from cuts with dirty swords.

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