Mosaic Panel with two Gladiators

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Carole Raddato
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published on 26 June 2024
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Roman mosaic panel depicting a contest between two combatants attacking one another with cudgels (short, thick sticks used as weapons) and a whip. The introduction to the gladiatorial contests consisted of a prolusio (prelude). The various pairs fought with blunted weapons, giving a foretaste of their skills.

Roman Villa Nennig, Germany.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2024, June 26). Mosaic Panel with two Gladiators. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19154/mosaic-panel-with-two-gladiators/

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