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WEBINAR: Roman Gladiators: Killing Machines? Fact and Fiction

April 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm PDT

WA United States

AIA Society: Spokane

Please note–this lecture has been replaced by a live WEBINAR by Dr. Andrew Goldman (Gonzaga University), the link for registration is as follows:

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Abstract: The Roman gladiators were the ultimate fighters, famous for their blood-thirsty behavior and the kill-or-be-killed world in which they lived.  Or so they are often depicted, in modern movies and television shows.  But were they really voracious killing machines?  Evidence for gladiators in the ancient world is quite plentiful, and an exploration of the surviving archaeological and textual evidence shows that gladiators – men and women – led very different lives than is often generally assumed.  This lecture will separate fact from fiction concerning Roman gladiators, offering a more complex, nuanced and interesting story about the lives of these fighting men and women.



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April 9, 2020
6:30 pm PDT
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WA United States


Andrew Goldman
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