A gladiator who earned his freedom though skill and fortune while fighting in the arena.
During the Roman Empire, gladiators were slaves that were forced to fight to entertain the crowds at the behest of the Emperor. A handful of gladiators bravely distinguished themselves, surviving many bouts gaining favour with the crowds and the attention of the Emperor. To convey freedom, the Emperor presented the gladiator with a wooden sword called a rudis, which was a symbol of his liberty from slavery. The gladiator then became a Rudiarius and was free to choose how to spend the rest of his days. Many, returned to the arena to fight as free men…
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