A Gladiator (Latin: gladiator, "swordsman", from gladius, "sword") was a slave or professional fighter in ancient Rome.
A mosaic from Bignor Roman Villa.
Two Venatores fighting a tiger. Mosaic in Great Palace of Constantinople.
Pottery and Glass
Terracotta, British Museum, Hoplomachus vs. Thraex.
Weapons and Metalwork
Venator fighting a Wild boar.
Recreation of a combat between a thraex and murmillo in the Carnuntum Roman ruins.