Roman Gladiators: Killing Machines? Fact and Fiction
Classical archaeologist and historian Dr. Andrew Goldman will discuss some of the latest theories about Roman Gladiators. The Roman gladiators were the ultimate fighters, famous for their blood-thirsty behavior and the kill-or-be-killed world in which they lived. Or so they are often depicted, in modern movies and television shows. An exploration of the surviving archaeological and textual evidence shows that gladiators – men and women – led very different lives than is often assumed. This lecture will separate fact from fiction concerning Roman gladiators, offering a more complex, nuanced and interesting story about their lives.
- 2 p.m.
- Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave., Spokane
- Browne's Addition neighborhood, Downtown
- Free; suggested $10 donation
- (509) 456-3931
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