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  • Gladiator Spartacus

    As we aggressively protect our freedom, we admire the rebels who have fought for it. Writers of history flatter these individuals in stories. Their admirable traits make them very susceptible to immortalisation through myth and legend. Two individuals who have been thus immortalised are Roman gladiator Spartacus and Scottish rebel William Wallace. They continue to inspire people to strive for freedom. As long as rebels survive in the public interest, such as through story, myth or symbolism, history had helped them create legacies of freedom that people still internalise and endorse today. Firstly, rebels who fight for human desires are seen as compelling figures. Freedom is a natural human desire and protecting it has become more important to us. Escaped slave leader Spartacus has had history build his legacy upon his…

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  • Gladiators In Ancient Rome

    Gladiators, or “swordsmen”, were the main attraction in the colosseum. They reenacted famous battles, tragic plays, and even flooded the whole colosseum to perform sea battles. Gladiators could be prisoners, free men, and sometimes even women. When they fought it was it was all about the entertainment, if the people weren’t entertained then you were killed. Gladiators were a huge part of many civilizations cultures because they kept traditions alive. People would come from all around just…

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  • Gladiator Movie Analysis

    The movie Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, tells the story of general Maximus (played by Russell Crowe) that stands against crazy Emperor (played by Joaquiem Phoenix) is considered to be one of the best historical movies in modern history. However, as it goes in historic movies, Gladiator is showing the audience the popular recitation period and masks the real perception and the real course of government. It is true that most of the changes made in the movie could only strengthen the…

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  • Essay On Life As A Gladiator

    Living Life as a Gladiator What would life be like to live as a gladiator? Some gladiators loved the thrill of fighting. Gladiators were worshiped and hailed by the spectators. Many gladiators hated fighting to the death in arenas and coliseums. Most gladiators were enslaved and forced into this lifestyle. What is a gladiator? According to American Heritage Dictionary (1985) “A gladiator is a person trained to entertain the public by engaging in mortal combat in the ancient Roman arenas” (Page…

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  • Violence In Gladiator

    different contexts. The film Gladiator falls under the category of violence as entertainment. Back in the times of the gladiatorial games of the Roman Empire, violence was for the entertainment of the people as well, however, that only scratches the surface of violence’s purpose in the Roman Empire. Society in this time period is inundated with violence, to a much greater extent than today, and it plays many roles. Violence equals power; the more violence a person can inflict on someone else,…

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  • Roles Of The Gladiators

    The Gladiators and games were not what they are historically described as in most history textbooks. History teaches us that the gladiators were murderers, rapists and the dregs of the Roman Empire and they were forced to fight. However, this is not entirely the case. The role of the Gladiators and the Gladiatorial games on the Roman Empire was long-lasting and far-reaching. When the games first took off, many of the soldiers were actually volunteers who wanted to fight to increase their social…

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  • Narrative Essay On Gladiators

    that is what the sun is, bright. The weather was a little warmer than where the Roman army and I had been whilst I was still a free man. But not as warm as my home. The new batch, my wife and I had just arrived and this was the first time I had ever seen Gladiators. The great Roman athletes of battle. Famed for their fitness and fighting abilities, but I knew they would be no soldiers, unable to keep formation, moving around great distances. An infantryman cannot do this. They were of high…

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  • Historical Accuracy Of The Movie Gladiator

    The story of the 2000 film Gladiator has its setting in Ancient Rome and is a “sword-and-sandals spectacle [which] was directed by Ridley Scott (AAN), an acclaimed filmmaker of science fiction, as a dark tale of revenge” (Britannica Online, “Gladiator,” information retrieved November 10, 2015). According to Britannica Online, “the film traces the fall and rise of Maximus, a general who seeks vengeance as a gladiator after being discarded by the emperor Commodus.” Although most of the scenes and…

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  • The Gladiator In Ancient Rome

    The gladiator was an armed fighter, who fought in the arenas to entertain audiences thought-out the Roman Empire from 264AD-404CE. “The term gladiator derives from the Latin gladiatores in reference to their principal weapon the gladius or short sword.” The majority of the gladiators were slaves fighting against other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. The origins of gladiators and the gladiator games are often disputed, but gladiators were believed to have started from the…

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  • Who Is The Hero In Ridley Scott's Gladiator

    Ridley Scott's Gladiator is a 2000 film industry achievement which stars the hero, Russel Crowe, as the unwavering Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius. Joaquin Phoenix is the foe and stars as Commodus, the degenerate and goal-oriented child of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The maturing Emperor is featured by veteran performing artist Richard Harris. Lucilla, little girl of the Emperor, is featured by Connie Nielsen who needs to oppose the perverted advances of Commodus and ensure her…

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