Roman Gladiators - How They Were Picked

As Rome conquered more and more far-flung lands, the empire was able to produce more gladiators. 

This clip, from a BBC documentary which is based on historical records, provides background on how some of the men (who originally fought against Rome in their own countries) became gladiators (who fought in the Colosseum).

Media Credits

Clip - from the BBC documentary Colosseum, Rome's Arena of Death - online, courtesy BBC Worldwide Channel at YouTube.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.


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