Mosaic from the 'House of the Gladiators'
Mosaic from the 'House of the Gladiators'. Two gladiators enganged in a practice bout with blunt weapons. Above their heads are their names in Greek, Hellenikos and Margarites. The composition was probably commissioned after the gladiatorial games which took place in the Kourion theatre during the 3rd C AD. Country of Origin: Cyprus. Culture: Roman. Place of Origin: Kourion. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Edgar Knobloch. Location: 08.
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'Gladiator', 19th century. Artist: John Frederick Herring I
'Gladiator', 19th century. Gladiator (Gladiateur) (1862-1876), French thoroughbred racehorse who won the English Triple Crown in 1865. From Connoisseur Extra No. 5 - Old Sporting Prints by Ralph Nevill. [The Connoisseur Magazine, London, 1908]
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Inside the Colosseum, Rome, Italy. Artist: Unknown
Inside the Colosseum, Rome, Italy. A Flavian amphitheatre built between 70 and 82 AD during the reigns of the emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian, the Colosseum could seat some 50, 000 spectators. It has been estimated that as many as 500, 000 people may have died in the gladiatorial games and executions staged in the Colosseum for the entertainment of Rome's citizens.
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