this are different types of gladiators
Rudiarius (Free Gladiator)
Tertiarius (Substitute Gladiator)
Sagittarius (Mounted Bowman)
Amazones - Female Gladiators
Cataphractarius (Heavily protected gladiator)
Gallus (Heavily armed Gladiator )
Hoplomachi (Armed Fighters)
Provocatores (Challengers Protected by a Breastplate)
Samnites: (Large Shields and Plumed Helmets)
Secutores (Slashers / Carvers)
Scissores (Carvers - Short Swords)
Murmillones (Gladius and Shield Gladiator)
Dimachaeri (Gladiators With Two Swords)
Thracian (Thrax - Curved Swords)
Eques (Horseback And Sword Gladiator)
Essedari (War-Chariot Fighters)
Laquerarii (Lasso Fighters)
Paegniarius: (Whip, Club and Shield Gladiator)
Retiarii (Net Fighters)
Velites (Fought in groups with Spears)
Andabatae (Sight Restricted Gladiators)
Bestiarii (Beast Fighters)
Bustuarii (Funeral Gladiators)
Naumachiarii ( Combatants in Sea-fights)
Praegenarii (Opening Act Gladiators)
Venatores (Wild Animal Hunters)
Paegniarius (Animal Fighters with a Whip)
Different types of Roman Gladiators are :
Andabatae - Might have fought on horseback. They were protected by chainmail visored helmets with no eye holes.
Bestiarii - Fought against wild animals, using spears originally.
Bustuarii - These gladiators fought around the remains of a prominent deceased Roman, as a part of the funerary ritual
Dimachaeri - Used two daggers in combat.
Equites - Known as the knights, they began combat on horseback, then threw down their lance. They then dismounted and fought on the ground with a gladius
Essedari - Known as chariot fighters, their name comes from the Latin word for a Celtic chariot, esseda.
Hoplomachi - These gladiators were heavily armed, wearing quilted leg wrappings, a loincloth, greaves, a right arm manica, and a brimmed helmet that featured a crest of feathers along the top.
Laquerarii - Used a lasso to catch opponents. Also used a dagger.
Murmillones - This type of gladiator sported a fish in the crest of his helmet, or a mormylos, hence the origin of the name. T
Provocatores - The only gladiator to wear a breastplate, called a cardiophylax, the provacatore also wore a loincloth, a long greave on his left leg, a manica, and a helmet that sported a feather on each side.
Sagittarii - Used a bow and arrow in combat.
Retiarii - A retiarius fought naked except for a loincloth, a manica, and a galerus
Thraces - A Thracian gladiator wore similar armor as the hoplomachi. the helmet was slightly different in that a griffin was featured on the front of the crest.
Velites - This type of gladiator fought on foot, carrying a spear.
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