retiarius

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retiarius

(ˌriːtɪˈɛərɪəs; ˌriːʃɪ-)
n, pl -arii (-ˈɛərɪˌaɪ)
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a gladiator armed with a net and trident
[Latin, from rēte net]
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The palimpsest effect that he realizes most fully in the "Suspiria" has been there all along, complicated in every instance by the connective networks, webs, "retiarii," and digressions of associative memory that thread their way through the layers of memory, hallucination, cultural fantasy, and dream.
The programme also reveals how various types of fighters, including the retiarii, myrmillonis and bestiarii, were trained in special schools, and it follows archaeologists and forensic anthropologists as they analyse weapon cut marks and large carnivore bites in skeletons discovered over recent years.
The programme also eveals how various types of fighters, including the retiarii, myrmillonis and bestiarii, were trained in special schools, and it follows archaeologists and forensic anthropologists as they analyse weapon cut marks and large carnivore bites in skeletons discovered over recent years.
They include Retiarii, who fought with nets and tridents; heavyweight Myrmillonis sword fighters; Thracians, who were armed with special bent swords; Secutors (literarily pursuers) who wore special helmets, and the Bestiarii, who battled wild animals.
The programme reveals how the various types of gladiator were trained in special schools, including Retiarii, who fought with nets and tridents, heavyweight Myrmillonis sword fighters and the Bestiarii, who battled wild animals.