The spartacus ale house!

February 20, 2007 at 12:19 pm (Games)

Shakespheres sister shows a picture of the spartacus ale house. Cool. Got to use that place in some game.

The sign says

Thracian gladiators drink free 2-nite.

Thracian gladiator’s get the women and men you know 😉

Among the graffiti slogans still scrawled on walls at Pompeii, the famous Roman town preserved under a layer of volcanic ash, are: “Caladus, the Thracian, makes all the girls sigh,” and “Crescens, the net fighter, holds the hearts of all the girls.”

The gladitor types are the Samnite, Thracian, Murmilo and Retiarus.

A Samnite carried a sword or a lance, a scutum (the rectangular shield used by Roman legionary soldiers),a metal helmet, and protective armor on his right arm and left leg.

Another type, the Thracian (so named because he resembled fighters from Thrace, a region of northern Greece), was not as elaborately armed. He wielded a curved short sword, the sica, and a small round shield, the parma.

A third kind of gladiator, the murmillo, or “fishman” (after the fish-shaped crest on his helmet), was apparently similar to a Samnite but less heavily armed. A murmillo customarily fought still another kind of warrior, the retiarius.

The retiarius or “net-man,” who wore no armor at all. A retiarius attempted to ensnare his opponent in his net (or used the net to trip the other man) and then to stab him with a long, razor-sharp trident, or three-pronged spear.

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