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A gladiator was an armed warrior
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A politically ambitious
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Some Roman emperors awarded huge sum...
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  1. 1. History for kids mocomi.com/learn/history/
  2. 2. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© A gladiator was an armed warrior who entertained audiences in the Roman Empire by engaging with other gladiators, wild animals, and criminals in violent and gory duals. Most gladiators were treated no better than slaves, schooled under frightful conditions, socially chastised, and dis- criminated against even in death. Gladiators offered the audience an ex- ample of Rome's martial principles and in their battles as well as in death, they inspired admiration and popularity.
  3. 3. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© A politically ambitious person would often organise shows, which would in turn drum up votes thereby helping him rise to power. Owning gladiators or a gladiator school gave muscle and flair to Roman politics. Gladiator games provided their owners and sponsors with expensive but effec- tive opportunities to pro- mote themselves while offering cheap and excit- ing entertainment. Gladia- tors became a huge busi- ness for trainers and owners as well as politi- cians who wanted to reach the top.
  4. 4. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Some Roman emperors awarded huge sums of money to gladiators, including properties, and residences 'equal to those of men who had celebrated triumph'. Mark Antony even promoted gladiators to his personal guard. Some of the most celebrated gladiator games were held at the great Roman Colosseum in Rome. With a capacity of approximately 50,000 specta- tors, the Colosseum held gladiator contests, animal hunts, executions, re- enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on classical mythology.
  5. 5. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© By the 3rd century with the slow decay of the Roman empire, the rift between the rich and the poor was increasing and gladia- tors games lost their popularity owing to the huge expense involved in buying, owning, and selling gladiators.
  6. 6. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Those that were previously con- demned to become gladiators for their crimes were now given jobs in mines so that they could pay off their debt to society without having to shed any blood. The End. Gladiators were finally banned at the turn of the 5th century after Christianity was adopted as the state reli- gion. Gladiatorial games had been replaced by theatri- cal shows and chariot races, the latter remaining ex- tremely popular through the 6th century. For more Educational articles and video for kids, visit: mocomi.com/learn/

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