Ancient Rome Gladiator Provocator.
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A regular opponent to the Hoplomachus or to another Provocator. Provocator means 'the Provoker' or 'the Challenger': this Gladiator used to dance, jump and fly against his opponent, in order to make him lose his temper. This gladiator was the only one to regularly carry a breast plate as protection. It seems that also women were accepted in this type of Gladiatorial combat typology [i.e. probably Provocatrices].
Two provocatores could fight against each other.
Provocator here uses his typical Shield Scutum type B.
Gladiators usually fought without using shoes, but they could use them.
The Institution of Gladiatorial Games lasted ca. 1000 years. The first recorded games in 264 BC. They were definitively banned in 681 AD.
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