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gladiator

(in ancient Rome and Etruria) a man trained to fight in arenas to provide entertainment
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Simply put, Gladiator fully embraces this presumption of bloodlust on its audience's part, and dispenses with any attempt at moralizing about gladiatorial combat.
So naturally, he wants Milo to die, and sets him up to do so in gladiatorial combat.
Having survived gladiatorial combat in the first movie, expert archer Katniss (Lawrence) is back living in poverty with her sister Prim (Willow Shields).
Chesters Roman Fort The stunning ruins of Chesters Roman Fort play host to a spectacular weekend of Gladiatorial combat.
It included parades, circuses, and a gladiatorial combat.
The Wales centre - whose gladiatorial combat with the giant Mathieu Bastareaud rocked the Stade de France - insists improving Welsh performances will translate into more bodies on the plane to Australia this summer.
Meanwhile the porn-inspired sex games will be supplemented by bloody gladiatorial combat with weapons provided by the cruise operators.
The discovery suggests that the Colosseum, where 50,000 spectators watched gladiatorial combat, was covered with colourful frescoes.
FOOTBALL IS THE NEW GLADIATORIAL COMbat, and players bear the wounds to prove it.
In the early days of the UPA, long before Twitter was a factor and before the news channels settled into gladiatorial combat, it was possible to present the Gandhis as barely-visible figures and to package Manmohan Singh as this kindly uncle who was a bit of a bore but who meant well.
In the summer there are re-enactments of gladiatorial combat as part of the Bread and Circuses festival.
When Sam learns that his father is also in the same world, but that an evil duplicate has taken control, he is forced to compete in deadly gladiatorial combat.