IN THE ARENA

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The Classic Male Nude
gladiators, wrestlers and boxers competing in the stadium and the arena
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'THE DARLING of the ARENA'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)

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'TEENAGE GLADIATOR ATTICUS IS DEFEATED
STRIPPED AND IMPALED ON THE SAND'

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The Story of Gracchus - Chapter XV 
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'A NAKED GLADIATOR is KILLED in the ARENA'
(Roman Gladiators - Based on 'Spartacus - Legends')

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'A NAKED GLADIATOR is KILLED in the ARENA'
(Roman Gladiators - Based on 'Spartacus - Legends')

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'VORTIGERN'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)


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'VORTIGERN SURRENDERS'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)


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'VESPIAN'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)


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'VESPIAN'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)


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'VESPIAN'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)


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'VESPIAN'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)


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'Marius - Teenage Roman Boy-Gladiator'


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'Charon in the Locker-Room I'
(Roman Gladiator)

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'Charon in the Locker-Room II'
(Roman Gladiator)

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'Charon in the Locker-Room III'
(Roman Gladiator)

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'Charon in the Locker-Room IV'
(Roman Gladiator)

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'Charon Flexing'
(Roman Gladiator)

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'Charon Testing his Blade'
(Roman Gladiator)

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Έλληνας αθλητής Ολυμπιακό
'ANCIENT GREEK ATHLETE'

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'YOUNG RETIARIUS'

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A retiarius (plural retiarii; literally, "net-man" or "net-fighter" in Latin) was a Roman gladiator who fought with equipment styled on that of a fisherman: a weighted net (rete, hence the name), a three-pointed trident (fuscina or tridens), and a dagger (pugio).
The retiarius was lightly armoured, wearing an arm guard (manica) and a shoulder guard (galerus).
Typically, his clothing consisted only of a loincloth (subligaculum) held in place by a belt. He wore no head protection or footwear.
The retiarius was routinely pitted against a heavily armed secutor.
The net-fighter made up for his lack of protective gear by using his speed and agility to avoid his opponent's attacks and waiting for the opportunity to strike.
He first tried to throw his net over his rival.
If this succeeded, he attacked with his trident while his adversary was entangled. Another tactic was to ensnare his enemy's weapon in the net and pull it out of his grasp, leaving the opponent defenseless.
Should the net miss or the secutor grab hold of it, the retiarius likely discarded the weapon, although he might try to collect it back for a second cast.
Usually, the retiarius had to rely on his trident and dagger to finish the fight.
The trident, as tall as a human being, permitted the gladiator to jab quickly and keep his distance.
It was a strong weapon, capable of inflicting piercing wounds on an unprotected skull or limb.
The dagger was the retiarius's final backup should the trident be lost.
It was reserved for when close combat or a straight wrestling match had to settle the bout.
In some battles, a single retiarius faced two secutores simultaneously.
For these situations, the lightly armoured gladiator was placed on a raised platform and given a supply of stones with which to repel his pursuers.
Retiarii first appeared in the arena during the 1st century AD and had become standard attractions by the 2nd or 3rd century.
The gladiator's lack of armour and his reliance on evasive tactics meant that many considered the retiarius the lowliest (and most effeminate) of an already stigmatised (i.e. gladiators) class.
Roman artwork, graffiti, and grave markers include examples of specific net-men who apparently had reputations as skilled combatants and lovers.




'BOY WRESTLER WAITS FOR HIS BOUT'

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‘ROMAN GLADIATOR’

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A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, “swordsman”, from gladius, “sword”) was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals.Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their legal and social standing and their lives by appearing in the arena. Most were despised as slaves, schooled under harsh conditions, socially marginalized, and segregated even in death. Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered audiences an example of Rome’s martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.



'THERMOPYLAE'

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'THE FATAL THRUST - GLADIATORS'

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'NAKED SPARTAN'

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'DEFEATED NUBIAN GLADIATOR'
(Gladiador Vencido)

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'DEATH IN THE ARENA'
(Gladiador Vencido)

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'VICTORIOUS GLADIATOR'

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‘NUDE ROMAN GLADIATOR’

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'OLYMPIC ATHLETE'

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'OLYMPIC ATHLETE'

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'NUDE DISCUS THROWER'

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'NUDE JAVELIN THROWER'

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'NUDE STUDY - OLYMPIC RUNNER'

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Roman Sexuality and the Roman Games
go to:
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NEW !

for the full story of Gracchus - and many new images go to:

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'the story of Marcus Gaius Aelius - who became a slave a boy, and the favorite of the fabulously wealthy Gnaeus Octavian Gracchus.
On the death of Gracchus, Marcus was given his freedom, and inherited his master's wealth, becoming Marcus Gaius Gracchus - one of the richest men in the Empire.'

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1 comment:

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