Commodus the Gladiator

Commodus the Gladiator

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At one point the number of the upper class cavalry participating as Gladiators in order to make quick money and fame reached such a degree as to be limited by law. Suetonius tells us that Emperor Augustus decreed that none of the Senatorial or Equestrian order were to fight as Gladiators although successive emperors didn’t observe the rule.

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