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Gladiator school unearthed in Austria


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

Archaeologists have uncovered the first gladiator training facility to be found outside of Rome.

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The remains of the school were found hidden underneath a pasture near Carnuntum in eastern Austria and are now helping researchers understand what life might have been like for those unfortunate enough to have lived there.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:16 AM

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

I'm more amazed by the fact it was found in Austria...


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:21 PM

Being a gladiator was male privilege. Stop whining and check your privilege.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

The general who became a slave, a slave who became a gladiator, a gladiator who defined an empire

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

Wow. Interesting read. I had no idea that there were some "training schools" outside of Rome.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:19 PM

I thought that a training school was found in Britain a few years back.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:04 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 27 February 2014 - 05:19 PM, said:

I thought that a training school was found in Britain a few years back.
I believe you are correct, I remember reading that as well.

Did the find Maximus's remains?

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

View PostYukiEsmaElite0, on 27 February 2014 - 01:48 PM, said:

I'm more amazed by the fact it was found in Austria...

But it kind of explains Arnold Schwarzenegger's lineage. :yes:

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:13 AM

Very cool find, did they find weapons


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:22 AM

View Postpallidin, on 27 February 2014 - 05:00 PM, said:

Wow. Interesting read. I had no idea that there were some "training schools" outside of Rome.

As far as my (limited) knowledge goes, gladiatorial combat was the entertainment of choice of people across the Roman Empire, not just those lucky enough to live in the Eternal City. As it wouldn't be practical to train gladiators in Rome and export them across the Empire, it makes sense that there'd be schools across the Empire too.

Also, don't forget that the gladiator school Spartacus broke out of was in southern Italy, not Rome.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

I think Roman Empire was whole lot more vast and organized than I thought...

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:43 PM

am I the only one who repeatedly reads that title as "Gladiator school unearthed in Australia"?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:55 PM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 01 March 2014 - 10:43 PM, said:

am I the only one who repeatedly reads that title as "Gladiator school unearthed in Australia"?

No.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:58 PM

View Postambelamba, on 01 March 2014 - 02:49 PM, said:

I think Roman Empire was whole lot more vast and organized than I thought...

Obviously I don't know how organised and vast you thought it was, but consider that in the 2nd century, at the Empire's peak, it probably had a population around 50 million, with Rome containing close to one million of them. At the time it had an army of 25-30 legions, each of 5000 legionaries and 5000 miscellaneous auxiliary troops, a total of about 250,000 soldiers.





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