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Famous Figures of Ancient Rome: Emperor Commodus

You may be most familiar with him from Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal in the 2000 film Gladiator, but here is the real story of the infamous Roman emperor, Commodus. Gladiator Armor: http://www.armorvenue.com/official-replicas-gladiator-movie.html Born as the tenth of fourteen children to Marcus … Continue reading

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Gladiator Fighting: Playing By The Rules

Gladiators in ancient Rome were known as brutal fighters, engaging in combat to the death.  With so much brutality, it would seem that these battles were free-for-alls without structure and order.  However, like modern fighters, such as wrestlers and boxers, … Continue reading

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Ancient Rome Oddities To Accompany Your Ancient Rome Armor: The Colosseum, Slaves, Etc.

Ancient Rome was a great civilization boasting of elaborate architecture and fierce fighters among other things.  However, the people of ancient Rome also had some interesting practices and modes of operating in other areas.  For example, when a baby was … Continue reading

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