News (Ancient) Female gladiators

By Pixie, in 'Latin Culture', Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Bestiola vulpisciurus flavus

    • Praetor
    • Praeco
    About a month ago the second (only) depiction of a female gladiator was found.
    fg.jpg
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/120419-female-gladiator-statue-topless-science-ancient-rome/
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  2. Infacundus Magister Bibendi

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    California
    I KNEW IT
    Thong armor IS historical!

    Wait 'til I show this to the jerks critiquing my mod
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  3. Bestiola vulpisciurus flavus

    • Praetor
    • Praeco
    LOL

    I'm sure there were some Borat looking gladiators as well. :)
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  4. Manus Correctrix Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Victoria
    This also justifies amputee porn.
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  5. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    In common belief female gladiators were usually lower class women, slaves or POWs. However, according to sources I found, a "gladiatrix career" was a "quite attractive" alternative for well born female citizens:
    http://www.roman-colosseum.info/gladiators/female-gladiators.htm
    http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/gladiators/amazones.html
    Apparently Juvenal did not like "gladiatrix concept":
  6. Akela viam inveniam

    • Princeps Senatus
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Criticism of some modern women, anyone? Within the last 20-30 years?
  7. Alethian Member

    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    This made my day. :D

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