Roman Gladiators: Killing Machines? Fact and Fiction

April 5, 2020

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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.

When:
2 p.m.
Where:
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave., Spokane
City:
Spokane
Neighborhood:
Browne's Addition neighborhood, Downtown
Cost:
Free; suggested $10 donation
Phone:
(509) 456-3931
Email:
visitorservices@northwestmuseum.org
Website:
https://www.northwestmuseum.org/
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