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Flashcards in Colosseum and Gladiators Deck (14):
1

tesserae

tickets shown to the gatekeepers

2

apparitores

gatekeepers who were shown the tickets

3

pulvinar

imperial seat of honor where emperor would sit

4

gladiators' salutation of the emperor

gladiators would parade and stop before pulvinar then say: "Hail, Emperor, those about to die salute you"
"avē, imperātor, moritūrī tē salūtant"

5

tubicines

trumpet players that played after salutation to emperor

6

cornicines

horn players that played after salutation to emperor

7

lanistae

trainers that urged on the gladiators that fought

8

meridiani

midday fighters who fought savagely and were usually condemned criminals

9

murmillo

fish man, wore a helmet with a fish emblem on it, armed with sword and large shield

10

retiarius

net man, unarmed but had great net and sharp trident

11

bestiae

animals that were used for special fighters (not gladiators) to fight in wild-beast hunts

12

bestiarius

special fighters that fought in wild beast hunts, fought against lions, tigers, bears, bulls, hippopotami, elephants, crocodiles, deer, pigs, ostriches

13

naumachia

mock sea battle held on old artificial lake

14

venatio

wild-beast hunt in which 5000 animals of different kinds died in a single day