Roman Gladiator Hoplomachus.
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A regular opponent to the Provocator or to the Murmillo. Hoplomachus was a Greek Hoplite Style Gladiator and was an independent evolution of the Thraex Gladiator.
The two Gladiators Thraex and Hoplomachus were developed from the same common Gladiatorial type: a Greek style fighting Gladiator.
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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