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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In the ancient world, a retiarius was a type of what?
In gladiatorial combat, the retiarius would be armed with a net and which other three-pronged weapon?
Fighting for the Blues team will be Celatus the Murmillo and Amazonia the Gladiatrix and the for the Reds there's Achillia the Gladiatrix and Lupis the Retiarius.
40 A gladiator called a retiarius was so named because he used what in combat?
Juvenal's Gracchus, a retiarius or "net-gladiator" (2,143ff.
The presence of the net in the hand of the blond youth tempts us to read it as the trident of the Roman gladiator (the retiarius was equipped with trident and net), and thus to give a combative value to the interaction these two figures may be poised to undergo.
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