The Historical Origins

Arena Colossei: Ludi Gladiatorii™, developed after an accurate philological research by Sir Chester Cobblepot, is a thrilling fighting game for 2-6 players aged 10 and up, set in the greatest gladiatorial playground of ancient Rome: the Colosseum.

Gladiators were specific fighters of ancient Rome, whose name originates from the gladius, the short sword used in combat, although in fact they were also armed with other weapons.

They originally fought to commemorate the deceased, perhaps in memory of archaic sacrificial rites that took place at funerals, but they soon became a symbol of the virtues that had made Rome great and which the deceased had also shown in life: strength, courage and determination.

Be they real professionals of fighting, inexperienced youngsters, convicts, free people without distinctions of race and even gender (although fights featuring women were extremely rare), very often natives from distant lands (e.g. Numidia, Thrace and Germany), they all had to fight in the arena in order to earn money and proceed further in this dangerous career.

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