Gladiator of the Day: The Murmillo

Since the next draft scene includes a contest between gladiators, I’m starting a new segment that highlights the basic equipment and fighting styles of four different and popular types of Roman gladiators. Second up… the Murmillo.


Hatra, founded by the Greek Seleucids in the 3rd-2nd centuries BC, became a major city of the mighty Parthian Empire, Rome’s greatest and most fierce nemesis.


artist’s drawing of the Roman city and fort of Singidunum Singidunum (modern Belgrade, Serbia) was the site of the main military camp of the Lucky Flavian IV Legion.