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.
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