Samnite Gladiator

  • Ancient Rome
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another “representative” Gladiator, The Samnite (or Samnites) were a fierce Northern Italian Warrior Clan at war with early Rome around the 3rd Century B.C. Roman had been involved in 3 major Wars with them prior to their eventual subjugation. Represented in The Arena Games, these Gladiators wore helmets similar to The Murmillo. They wore no protective body armor, save a single leg Greave. They wore the traditional loincloth, but with a wide leather belt. They too wore the heavy linen arm wrap with leather (as a Manica). They carried Spatha-type weapons (Longswords) and were afford a large and more concave Scutum Shield.