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Roman gladiators greeted the organizer of the games (usually the Emperor) with the phrase "Morituri te salutamus!" before the battle began. What does this mean?
When a gladiator went down wounded, he was allowed to appeal for mercy before being killed. How did he do this?
The decision of whether the gladiator would be killed (after asking for mercy) usually depended on the crowd's wishes. How did the crowd express their desire for a gladiator to be spared?
What does the Latin word "arena" mean?
What does the Latin word "gladius", from which gladiator is derived, mean?
If you were a spectator at a gladiator fight, which of the following might you see involved in the battle?
What is Spartacus famous for?
While many gladiators were criminals and slaves forced into the occupation, there were those who chose to join up. Which of the following conditions was NOT a part of the oath gladiators had to take?
What was Publius Ostorius, a gladiator at Pompeii, famous for?
There were different types of gladiators, depending on the type of weapons they used or the clothes they wore. If you were an "andabatae" gladiator, what would your gimmick be?
Assertiveness is a delicate balance between submission and aggression. See where you stand with this test.