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Quote • GLADIATORS WERE IDOLISED…

gladiators

‘Gladiators were idolised. They were the sporting hero of their time. A baby oiled titan. And yet they were hated in the same breath, they were slaves, and much lower status than virtually everyone else in Roman society (apart from the actors, they were real scum).’ Adventures in History Land

2 comments on “Quote • GLADIATORS WERE IDOLISED…

  1. Max Virtus
    04/14/2015

    Yep, those Romans sure didn’t like actors. Emperor Tiberius even went so far as banning actors from meeting with the upper classes (after all, they had a reputation for extreme decadence and low morals).

  2. First Night Design
    04/15/2015

    Yes, god forbid we should be allowed to meet the upper classes!

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