Gladiators: The Brutal Truth (2000)

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  • Featuring

    Terry Jones

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    United Kingdom

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Examines the role of the gladiators in Roman times and the importance of the arena games in society. Considers what it took to be a gladiator, the weapons they used, and compares their super star status to that of today's pop stars. Also shows how the legacy of the games lives on in sports stadia today, drawing comparisons with bullfights, and suggesting that Romans would be as shocked by our modern day violent entertainments as we are by theirs.

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