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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 Roman Gladiators
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6/14/11 Postwar Problems Disenfranchisement of large numbers of citizen soldiers after Second Punic War with Hannibal (218-202 B.C.E.).
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6/14/11 Gaius Marius 155-86 BCE Marius made the army a career, abolished Velites and had soldiers trained in gladiatorial methods .
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6/14/11 Fighting of Hastati and especially Principes resembled gladiatorial combat.
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6/14/11 Gaius Marius
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6/14/11 “Marius’ Mules”
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6/14/11 Gladiators Gladiators symbolize Roman military dominance.
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6/14/11 Venationes Venationes (hunts in arena) symbolize spread of Roman imperial might and conquest of natural obstacles.
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6/14/11 History of Gladiatorial Combat Earliest depictions of gladiatorial combat found in frescoes in Oscan and Lucanian tombs in fourth century BCE found in Paestum (all wearing the magnificent helmets in the southern Graeco-Italian tradition and equipped with large round convex shields ( aspis / hoplon ) similar to those used by Greek hoplites).
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6/14/11 Later depictions commissioned by editores muneris , municipal officials who had held games, in the late Republican period show that same
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course CLAS 240 taught by Professor Beck during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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