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Roman Gladiators

Join Greg Jenner in Ancient Rome to meet the Gladiators and learn your Samnites from your Retiarius.

Join Greg Jenner in Ancient Rome to meet the Gladiators. Discover the pros and cons of life as a Gladiator, how the rebellion of Spartacus led to improved conditions in Gladiator schools and learn your Samnites from your Retiarius. We will even tell you what the snack of choice was inside the arena!

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Abi Paterson
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Professor Michael Scott

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

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15 minutes

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Mon 15 Jun 2020 09:30