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Flashcards in Gladiators Deck (29):
1

Gladiatorial games

Munera

2

Samnite

Samnis

3

What leg would be exposed when a Samnite knelt behind his shield?

Left leg

4

Neck protector

Galerus

5

Where would a neck protector be placed?

On the left shoulder

6

A broad two edged sword without a point

Spatha

7

A tall curved rectangular shield

Scutum

8

Thracian

Thrax

9

A small round shield

Parma

10

A curved sword

Sica

11

Charioteer

Essedarius

12

What did a charioteer fight on?

A light two wheeled British chariot with two horses

13

Gaul

Myrmillo

14

Net-man

Retiarius

15

What was a net man only armed with?

A neck protector, fishing net, and trident

16

Pursuer

Secutor

17

What did a pursuer not have?

A neck protector

18

Noose-man

Laquearius

19

What was a noose man armed with?

A lasso and a piece of wood

20

Two dagger man

Dimachaerus

21

Armor fighter

Hoplomachus

22

Safe walker

Andabata

23

How does a person show they surrender?

Raise a finger

24

Giver of the games

Editor munerum

25

How did the people tell the giver of the games they did not want him killed?

Waved handkerchiefs

26

Upturned thumbs

Polices versi

27

Coup de grace

A sword thrust through the throat

28

What did a wooden sword represent?

A gladiator was still a slave but no longer had to fight unless he wanted to

29

If a gladiator was still willing to fight, what can he do?

He might be able to buy his freedom or be set free by popular acclamation