Browse Items (4 total)

  • Collection: Gladiator (2000)

Roman Colosseum.jpeg
The Roman Coliseum is the central place of action in Gladiator. It is, of course, where countless actual gladiators fought and died, and it is where the movie’s Maximus fought and died. It is a testament to the filmmakers’ attention to detail…

Lucilla coin.jpg
This picture of a Roman coin minted during Lucilla’s lifetime bears her image on one side and the goddess Venus on the other. Notably, the goddess Venus represented love, beauty, desire, sex, and fertility, which are traits that were consistent…

In this excerpt from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, written in the late second century AD, not only can we get inside the head of a pivotal character in Gladiator, but we can also draw out certain themes seen in the film and how Marcus Aurelius’…

images.jpeg
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-json, omeka-xml, rss2