Roman gladiators vase

For the classroom

Memnon and Valentinus, the gladiators


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Mario and Secundus, the animal fighters


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The animal hunt


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Mosaic showing wild animals being captured for the amphitheatre

Source: britishmuseum.org

From Tunisia. Follow the link for images of individual animals.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx?assetId=254479&objectId=451618&partId=1#more-views

Interactive story of the life of a gladiator

Source: salariya.com

Visit the site http://www.salariya.com/web_books/gladiator/index.html

Game to equip three different sorts of gladiator

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_gms_gladiator.shtml

Gladiators, AD 50

Source: eyewitnesstohistory.com

A critical reaction to gladiators by the Roman philosopher Seneca.

Visit the site http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gladiators.htm

The Colosseum in Rome

Source: greatbuildings.com

Photos, plans and information.

Visit the site http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Roman_Colosseum.html

Animation showing the design of the Closseum

Source: bbc.co.uk

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/colosseum/index_embed.shtml

The amphitheatre at Pompeii

Source: AD79

With a 360 degree view of the arena.

Visit the site https://sites.google.com/site/ad79eruption/pompeii/public-buildings/amphitheatre

Caerleon amphitheatre from above

Source: caerleon.net

See this video on caerleon.net http://www.caerleon.net/clips/gm/amphitheatre.php

Complete list of Roman amphitheatres discovered

Source: wikipedia.org

Visit the site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_amphitheatres

Gallery of gladiator graffiti

Source: flickr.com

Visit the site https://www.flickr.com/photos/40060535@N05/galleries/72157623093689040/

CGI animation of the Roman circus at Colchester

Source: interzone-design.co.uk

See this video on interzone-design.co.uk http://www.interzone-design.co.uk/pages/romancircus.html

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Caerleon amphitheatre

Source: cadw.wales.gov.uk

Visit the site http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/caerleonamphitheatre/?lang=en

Chester Roman amphitheatre (English Heritage)

Source: english-heritage.org.uk

Visit the site https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/chester-roman-amphitheatre/

Colchester Castle Museum

Source: cimuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.cimuseums.org.uk/castle

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Source: cheshirewestmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.cheshirewestmuseums.org/?page_id=58

The National Roman Legion Museum at Caerleon

Source: museumwales.ac.uk

Visit the site https://www.museumwales.ac.uk/roman/

Site of the Roman circus at Colchester

Source: thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk/?p=6879

St Albans Museum and Roman theatre

Source: stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/Your-Visit/Roman-Town/The-Roman-Theatre-of-Verulamium

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Roman gladiators vase