Spartacus is the tale of a slave who was trained as a gladiator and led a bloody revolt against his Roman masters more than 2,000 years ago.
It was very flattering, except for one thing: if I am to fight like a gladiator , they can't run a picture of me with my glasses.
The Romans had the biggest and the grandest gladiator fights in the colosseums where one always beat the best.
We suppose there were alternatives, like going to the gladiator fights together, or conversing.
As Roman gladiators entered the arena, they faced the emperor's box and exclaimed: ‘Hail, Caesar!’
Although their final outcomes may have been brutal, ancient Roman gladiators fought like gentlemen, according to new research.
Surrounded by a horseshoe of dazzling white marble terraces it has the appearance of a gladiatorial arena rather than an athletics stadium.
The most famous is probably the Colosseum where thousands of Roman citizens would gather for their entertainment - be it animals fighting or gladiators etc.
He shows that gladiators who fought in the arena were treated much differently from those condemned to die in any number of spectacular ways (damnati or noxii).
Telling Verus' story takes viewers into his world, showing how gladiators really fought and trained and how the greatest amphitheatre of all was built.