Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

An exhibition at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in 2017 offered a glimpse into the world of the ancient gladiators. “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum” brought one of the most famous and violent traditions of ancient Rome to life with more than 100 artifacts, replicas and displays. Many of the exhibition’s artifacts are being displayed for the first time outside of Italy
Gladiators from the Zilten Mosaic. There were different types of gladiators: the Thraex, the Provocutor, the Hoplomachus, the Murmillo, the Secutor, the Retiarious, and many others depending on the time period and location. Each type had a specific style of armor and specific weapon or set of weapons.