Equites Gladiator Mosaic

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Carole Raddato
published on 26 November 2014
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Mosaic depicting the fight between two equites gladiators named Simmachius and Maternus, 3rd century CE. (National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid)
Below, in the arena, the equites Symmachus and Maternus are fighting, 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.

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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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