Online talk: Roman Life – Gladiators


Colchester Archaeology Talks: ‘Roman Life’ by Richard Bale

From 19.30 until 20.30




Romans both admired and despised those who were unfortunate enough to become gladiators. Despite being considered to be at the lowest level of society, images of gladiators were used decoratively in homes and mementoes were produced of favourite fighters e.g. the Colchester Vase. This talk will explore what it meant to be a gladiator, their training, and the dichotomy around this briefest of career paths.

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‘ROMAN LIFE’ talk series

The ‘Roman Life’ series of entertaining online talks from the knowledgeable Romanist, Richard Bale explores different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the hows and whys of a topic, so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors.

         Richard Bale

Each talk is presented via Zoom and lasts around 45 minutes, with Richard being available to answer your questions.

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