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Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome

Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
Female-gladiator fights appear to have been rare spectacles in the Roman Empire. But new analysis of a statue in a German museum adds to the evidence that trained women did fight to the death in ancient amphitheaters, ...

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How would this discovery impact on our understanding of the roles of women in ancient Rome?

What evidence suggest that the statue is a female gladiator?

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Sarah Kerr's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:05 PM

This scoop looks into an ancient artifact held in a German Museum in Hamburg that may prove evidences that women fought in battles in the Colessuem in Rome.

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A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-glimpse-of-teenage-life-in-ancient-rome-ray-laurence

Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

Lesson by Ray Laurence, animation by Cognitive Media.


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A light-hearted but informative video of a day in the life of a teenage Roman boy. Gives an interesting insight into the differences and similarities of ancient society to modern day life.

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Amanda Chadwick's curator insight, August 20, 2014 10:15 PM

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Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome

Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
Female-gladiator fights appear to have been rare spectacles in the Roman Empire. But new analysis of a statue in a German museum adds to the evidence that trained women did fight to the death in ancient amphitheaters, ...

Via Paolo Barresi, David Connolly
Marshall Shogun Dore's insight:

How would this discovery impact on our understanding of the roles of women in ancient Rome?

What evidence suggest that the statue is a female gladiator?

more...
Sarah Kerr's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:05 PM

This scoop looks into an ancient artifact held in a German Museum in Hamburg that may prove evidences that women fought in battles in the Colessuem in Rome.