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Roman Gladiators

A subligaculum was a kind of undergarment worn by ancient Romans. It could come either in the form of a pair of shorts, or in the form of a simple loincloth wrapped around the lower body. It could be worn both by men and women. In particular, it was part of the dress of gladiators, athletes, and of actors on the stage.

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Gladiator By Eric Durante? I'm not a fighter and have no one to wear armor around me, so this isn't really garb inspiration...but umm... Hot damn.

Gladiator By Eric Durante? I'm not a fighter and have no one to wear armor around me, so this isn't really garb inspiration...but umm... Hot damn.

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Medieval Roman Gladiator Leather Belt Armor (Combo) 2pcs

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Gladiator--- in 2014 Austrian forensic anthropologists Fabian Kanz and Karl Grossschmidt established that gladiators were almost entirely vegetarians. They conducted tests on bones uncovered at a mass gladiator graveyard in Ephesus, Turkey, showing that the fighters’ diets consisted of barley and beans; the standard beverage was a concoction of vinegar and ash—the precursor of sports drinks Read more…

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