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Roman gladiators were war prisoners and criminals, not sporting heroes

For centuries, the bloody gladiator conflicts that the Romans staged in amphitheatres throughout the empire have engrossed and repelled us. When it comes to gladiators, it is almost impossible to look away. But the arena is also the place where the Romans feel most foreign to us. The post Roman gladiators were war prisoners and criminals, not sporting heroes appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.
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