People wait in lines to watch gladiators go to war... Gladiator fighting was a big hit during the roman era. and often brought in lots of fans.
Gladiators prepare to fight as there are thousands of people in the stands waiting for them. They often wore lots of armor, and had a long sword.
This is where the gladiators were about to walk out into the battle grounds. They would do whatever they had to do to get themselves ready for a grusome butal battle.
Every now and then the ruler would like to make the battle even more interesting by adding an animal like a lion. This added more action and more blood.
Gladiators ultimate goal was to kill their competition. They were brutally killed. However this type of fighting attracted many fans and gave the people something to do.
The gladiator who is victorious marches out. The winner would receive money and sometimes even a crown for outstanding performance. They always saluted to the public and after three years of being victorious, could even potentially earn their freedom.