Adam Ruins Everything: Gladiators and Their Rules
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  • History → Ancient Rome → Gladiators
Adam explains the common misconceptions around gladiator fights in Ancient Rome. He explains that rules of gladitorial combat in the Roman Colosseum and that it was actually against the rules to kill the opponent.

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  1. What role did umpires play in gladiatorial matches?
  2. How did matches usually end?
  3. What does archaeological evidence suggest about gladiators?

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