If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

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Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

Postby Annia Minucia Marcella on Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:31 am

I am Spartacus
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Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:36 pm

LOL! :lol:

"Annia Minucia, no - I'm Spartacus!"

That's kind of an interesting question, since it requires you to speculate on (or research) what the Roman mass audience responded best to, in terms of "product" or "celebrity" names.... Maybe Cleo has a range of popular gladiatorial stage-names handy and could let us knwo what was popular.
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Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

Postby Cleopatra Aelia on Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:51 pm

MEDVSA >({|;-)

Amazone or Achillia were not appropriate to me to chose because they were honored with the relief for outstanding combat and they were professionals while we in our group are only hobby fighters.
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Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

Postby Cleopatra Aelia on Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:55 pm

Valerius Claudius Iohanes wrote:LOL! :lol:

That's kind of an interesting question, since it requires you to speculate on (or research) what the Roman mass audience responded best to, in terms of "product" or "celebrity" names.... Maybe Cleo has a range of popular gladiatorial stage-names handy and could let us knwo what was popular.


Names could have been either animals like Ursus (bear), Lupus (wolf) etc. or taken from Greek mythology or an attribute like Ferox (the wild, swift one). Junkelmann made a list of names known from inscriptions. Some Roman citizens even fought under their real names, but that's more unusual.
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Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:13 am

Absurd and contra-chronistic as it would be, I think I'd choose "BELISARIUS".
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Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

Postby Galerius on Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:25 am

I would go go by the name Galerius.
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