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gladiator

(in ancient Rome and Etruria) a man trained to fight in arenas to provide entertainment
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But they were clearly not real Roman gladiators but actors rehearsing the Horrible Histories show at Venue Cymru.
Visions of the Past concentrates on Pyle's depictions of history, including Roman gladiators and medieval knights.
Summary: LONDON: Dozens of headless skeletons excavated from a northern English building site appear to be the remains of Roman gladiators, one of whom had bites from a lion, tiger, bear or other large animal, archaeologists said Monday.
However, she said watching the discomfort of others for entertainment was nothing new, citing the example of Roman gladiators.
But will he be able to cope with hordes of tiny Roman gladiators and cowboys, and a raging dinosaur amongst other things?
In line with these findings, previous reviews of the scientific literature have concluded that a well-planned and varied vegetarian diet can meet the needs of athletes, as it was for Roman gladiators or legionnaires.
The Scots model got the better of these three Roman gladiators in the shadow of the Colisseum.
Like the Roman gladiators of old, life-expectancy for juvenile pilots in the cockpits of World War I biplanes was brief: in this case four to six weeks.
But even he could never have imagined how big until he does a graveyard-shift security guard at the museum of natural history and extraordinary things begin to happen: Mayans, Roman gladiators, and cowboys come to life to wage epic battles.
of Roman gladiators and Arab horsemen of the plain.
He documents the practices of Roman gladiators who drank the blood of their vanquished foes to gain strength and courage.