|Gladiators who fought well and
survived could be granted their
freedom. They were athletic
celebrities. Women wanted them
to father their children.
A few of the most popular
could even make a living as a
gladiator coach, to train future
|Marble columns like this one graced the Colosseum.
Earthquakes, weather and pollution havetaken their toll.
|Wouldn’t you love to see the translation?
How did they turn the gladiator games
into a cheery children’s book that comes
with 300 stickers?!
|Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus), with Roman ruins above.
This is where chariot races took place,
like in Ben Hur. Now it’s a lovely green space.