Manage episode 265314058 series 2094124
What did it take to be a gladiator? Who ended up in the arena, and why? And how did the gladiatorial games—one of the bloodiest sporting events known in the ancient world—come to be?
From the ancient roots of Etruscan funeral games to the height of Roman spectacle, we examine the history of gladiatorial combat—and explore what life was like for gladiators in the time of Spartacus.
Get ad-free episodes here.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices