Thursday, December 8, 2011

Huger Games Research Project

Roman Gladiators were very simlar to the Hunger Games. They both fought to the death in an arena.


As I found out there was more than thirty differnt types of gladiators and some of the tributes remind me of them.
One of which is called a Hoplomachi (UNRV) (hoplon means shield in greek)"Gladiator" Reminds me of Thresh because they are both big and like a human tank.
Another is called a Venatore (hunter)(UNRV) and they remind me of  Katniss because the both hunt animals with bows.
A Thrace were named after where they came from and they commonly didn't wear armor(UNRV). If they did then it would only be thigh-length  which would leave them open to cut or gashes on their shins and hind-leg.
 Cato would be a Mirmillione(sea-fish)(UNRV) because they wore a lot of armor and in the games Cato's camp was near water.


Bc, 174. "Gladiator." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladiator.

"The Gladiators." Murphsplace Portal Page. Web. 07 Dec. 2011. http://www.murphsplace.com/gladiator/glads.html.

"Roman Gladiator Types." UNRV History - Roman Empire. Web. 07 Dec. 2011. http://www.unrv.com/culture/roman-gladiators.php.

6 comments:

  1. hey man that was cool . and i'd never know that there could be so many gladiators ever since they started

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  2. I think it was cool how you showed the names for the types of gladiators and the similarity between them and those tributes

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  3. thats really cool that you learned all the types of gladiatords

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  4. The picture was strange but overall the story and facts were great I liked how you put the meaning of the name there

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  5. well I liked the picture I thought it accuatly showed the armor and weapons also it was the best one that i found

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  6. David, This is good. I liked how you made connections with the gladiators to the characters. I did the same thing as you. But good story.

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