Thursday, April 19, 2012

Statue Tentatively Identified as Gladiatrix
A small Roman-era bronze statue in a museum in Germany has been identified by one scholar as a female gladiator brandishing a sica (curved sword). Not everybody is convinced, but some are. One problem is that she is wearing no armor whatsoever. The article has more information than usual about the possibility of female gladiators. Click on the picture of the statue to see the full-length thing.

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