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By Konstantin Nossov

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It was probably because he imitated a Greek warrior in the arena that the hoplomachus was not recognized as a type of gladiator in eastern parts of the empire (in Greece and its poleis). He was, however, widespread in the West. Although a hoplomachus—myrmillo thraex A hoplomachus with a myrmillo, fighting A D 200. (Romermuseum, Augst) 56 pair was less common here than a myrmillo— pair, it was still very popular. * * " * * " ' * * " W \ . j f g THE TYPES OF GLADIATOR DIMACHAERUS Written evidence or iconographic artefacts pertaining to this type of gladiator are extremely scarce and often contradictory.

Late 1 st century BC. A plaster cast of the original is kept at the Villa Torlonia, Rome, (akg-images / Electa) Far left: Venatores ready to kill different animals are reproduced in these three fragments of a large mosaic from North Africa. There are considerable differences in the venatores' equipment. 3rd century AD. (Musee Archeologique, Sousse. Author's collection) 49 GLADIATOR Below left: Three fragments of the mosaic showing a venatio held by Magerius. Every venator has 1 ixiMPlOClVAKTO RVMAM/WStDtS * D£fcflVr\MV' different equipment: one has only a loincloth on, others are wearing tunics; one has a manica on his left arm, others have not.

101 Domitian staged a naval battle in the arena of the Colosseum. It was, however, only a weak copy of naumachia — a real naumachia would 102 involve dozens of full-size ships carrying thousands of oarsmen and warriors. The origins of naumachia are attributed to Julius Caesar, who put on immense gladiatorial games and theatrical performances when he ruled in Rome during the 1st century BC. According to Suetonius: a lake having been dug in the little Codeta, ships of theTyrian and Egyptian fleets, containing two, three, and four banks of oars, with a number of men on board, afforded an animated representation of a sea-fight.

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