Well, I guess you have never heard about ancient Roman gladiators acting nowadays. However, they do - in a small country called Pannonia in the Roman Empire's days. (Actually, today you find this country named "Hungary" in any map for Middle-Europe.) So here we are, the traditional Roman gladiator group, COLLEGIUM GLADIATORIUM. The audience is able to see our gladiator fights accompanied by special performances since 1994. We have a school for recruitment called Ludus Magnus, so we always have new blood on the stage... >;-)))
Our four-year experience proved that these performances are useful as an irregular History lecture, and delightful entertainment for the audience. These performances drive you into the Roman times by a cross-section of an amphiteatric mood. This mood includes simple gladiator fights followed by team-battles and the final attraction is the "sine missione" (it means only one could survive from all, Latin: stay-on-feet). The fights are directed and explained by a Narrator. The Narrator's explanations are based on contemporary chronicles on the traditions and habits of the Roman Empire's citizen.Well, looking at fighting "Machos" for hours might be dull. Don't worry! Beautiful slave girls' belly dancing are real refreshments in the break of the show of armours. Moreover, during the performance we provide the possibility for the audience to join us in net-hunting, pike throwing championships to taste the technique of ancient armours.
At the end of the show in the framework of "Forum With Gladiators" you can have a closer look at the armour and the survivors.
Other Roman-topic Links
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