Equites Gladiator Mosaic

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Carole Raddato
published on 26 November 2014
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Roman mosaic depicting the fight between two equites gladiators named Simmachius and Maternus, cheered on by the lanistae. Above, Maternus, with a crossed-out O beside his name symbolizing death, lies defeated by Symmachus, whom the inscription calls a fortunate man. 3rd century CE.

National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid.

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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. (2014, November 26). Equites Gladiator Mosaic. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3272/equites-gladiator-mosaic/

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