Retiarius vs. Secutor

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Friday, March 22, 2013 Under: Art


Artist:  Unknown
Date:  Second – third century CE
Info: In this mosaic from the villa at Nennig, Germany, a retiarius gladiator, who fought with a net and a three pronged trident, stabs at his opponent who is a secutor gladiator, whose weapon of choice was usually a short sword or a gladius.

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Tags: rome  "ancient war"  war  "ancient artwork"  gladiator   

 

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