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Ultima Ratio

Rome Gladiators 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Ultima Ratio 7210

Theme: Military

Era : Before the Common Era

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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A gladiator is a fighter in ancient Rome who fought with his own kind or wild animals for the amusement of the public in special arenas for the right to be freed from slavery.
The main reason for the emergence of gladiatorial games was a funeral rite borrowed from the Etruscans, similar to the ancient wrestling in Japan. Potential victims of human sacrifices - not only slaves, but also free ones - had to fight near the grave with swords in their hands, and thus the weak died, and the strong remained alive, causing the delight of those present. Many slaves voluntarily tried to get into the gladiator school, because by fighting in the arena and winning the love of the public, they could free themselves from slavery, so slaves often started fights among themselves in order to show their strength in this way. At the school of novice gladiators, harsh training and the same difficult living conditions awaited, many could not cope with the heavy workload.
In 105 BC. e. gladiatorial games are introduced into the number of public spectacles. From now on, the state entrusts its magistrates with the care of their dispensation. Gladiator games are becoming a favorite spectacle both in the capital and throughout the country, and those who want to advance are quickly taking into account. Caesar in 65 BC e. gave games in which 320 pairs of gladiators took part. His enemies were frightened: not only these armed fellows were terrible; what was terrible was that luxury games became a sure way to win the favor of the people and secure votes in the elections. In 63 BC. e. At the suggestion of Cicero, a law was passed that forbade a candidate for magistrates for two years before the election "to give gladiators." No one, however, could forbid a private person to "give" them under the pretext of a commemoration for his relative, especially if the latter bequeathed to his heir to arrange games.