The life of a gladiator

What Hollywood didn't tell you! In an article for Cosmos reporter Hilary Jones looks at the lives of the gladiators using evidence from recent discoveries.

From the article:

Instead of the all-out brawling of gladiators depicted in film, the injuries discovered on the remains suggest the fighting in a nearby arena was organised and refereed, with fights between pairs of evenly matched gladiators. These gladiators would have been trained, well fed and given regular medical attention.