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(ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat

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If you find yourself involved in gladiatorial combat with a big cat, surely your chances of survival have got to be boosted if your opponent is a leopard with laryngitis or a cheetah who's suffered cruciate ligament damage?
Topics discussed include the meaning and impact of spectacle in Roman culture, the circus and chariot racing, Gladiatorial combat, wild animals, and aquatic displays.
Giving a gladiatorial feel to the contest, a crowd of hundreds roared with approval when competitors hit the ground.
The hotel staff can arrange for any guest to go to Rome Gladiatorial School.
Blending computer games, reality shows and the Roman gladiatorial arena this is, to the Gamemakers controlling it, 'the final word in entertainment.
Rugby is a gladiatorial sport where deliberate physical contact, preferably to eliminate the opponent from the game, distinguishes it from other major team sports.
Rom finds his crazed and feral father's hidden Tree Book and discovers he can see and talk to Mei--but when Riley is dragged underground by mechanical/beast hybrids, Rom sets off to rescue her and is himself enmeshed in a dangerous world of gladiatorial combat.
A ground-breaking concept, it has exceeded the aims of its originators, the gladiatorial elements of competing teams in one of racing's greatest theatres, having captured the imagination of a wider audience and helped introduce many new faces to the sport.
COLOSSEUM: Dorman exhibition, Middlesbrough BUILT in AD 80, the Colosseum was a massive arena for the legendary gladiatorial battles of ancient Rome.
MYTH: STATE ANNEX 144 CONTAINS AN ARENA WHERE GLADIATORIAL COMBAT DETERMINES WHO RECEIVES THE MOST COVETED OFFICE SUPPLIES.
I concede that you should take money from the high priests instead of gladiatorial shows; not only do I concede but I praise your proposal.
Henderson walks into a trap set up by the Supreme Ruler and his daughter Princess Lavya, who plan to drop the officer into the middle of a reality TV gladiatorial contest.
Individually Marshall and Briggs are fine musicians and brilliant performers' together they just indulged in gladiatorial jousting to see who could play loudest and fastest.
Readers will become enthralled as they follow Quintus through his journey of gladiatorial training and learn of the true brutality rejoiced in the everyday living of the later Roman age.
Caesar, in his dying gasp, bequeaths Octavius' future to the delectably brooding beefcake gladiator Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake), who's more at home slicing and dicing competitors in the gladiatorial ring than coping with women who eye him lasciviously.