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Gladiators: everything you wanted to know

Alison Futrell answers listeners’ questions on ancient Rome’s arena fighters

Published: March 13, 2022 at 12:02 pm
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Who became a gladiator? Were they really the superstars of their day? And was giving a thumbs down for a death sentence a real thing? In this Everything you wanted to know episode, Emily Briffett speaks with Alison Futrell to answers your top questions about ancient Rome’s arena fighters.


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