Twenty students from the University of Regensburg plan to live and train in the style of Roman gladiators from 79 AD and stage a battle for scientific research this summer, the project's Bavarian organisers said on Monday.
“We know hardly anything about the gladiators,” historian Josef Löffl said. “There are a lot of myths and clichés attached.”
Löffl and his colleagues plan to find out this August whether they can make modern young men into authentic gladiators following the Roman example.
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