Roman Gladiators


Consider the information and videos we viewed on ancient Roman Gladiators versus modern American “gladiators.” Think MMA, Boxing, WWE Wrestling, Iron Man Challenge, etc. In terms of the following aspects:

  • entertainment
  • theatricality
  • popularity
  • grandeur
  • a form of distraction

how does the business of Roman gladiators compare to modern men and women who fight for a living? What are the similarities? How much has changed since ancient Rome?

It will be too easy to say that modern fighters are not slaves and do not fight until death and end your discussion, but the topic is more complex than that. Be sure to read the “Discussion Board prep for Roman Gladiators” for tips on what to consider when explaining and expressing your opinion on these most obvious differences.