Roman Gladiator Helmets, Shields, Armour & Combat

Looking how Roman gladiator equipment, specifically the helmets, shields and armour, hugely dictated the combat style and level of protection. Previous video on gladiator types: Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun:…

Gladiator types & how the movie got it so wrong

Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: The main types of Roman gladiator that were used in gladiatorial games at the time of the movie and how the Ridley Scott/Russel Crowe movie ‘Gladiator’ got it so utterly wrong. Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: Facebook…

The Roman Spear and Shield used together – Triarii

The Roman shield (scutum) is most famously paired with the sword (gladius), but they were commonly paired with the spear in the earlier and later periods. Here we have a little look at the Roman shield and spear used together.

Roman Mainz Gladius By Dynasty Forge – Review

Looking at the Mainz Gladius (Roman Sword) replica by Dynasty Forge. Product: Dynasty Forge direct: The Knight Shop:

Roman ‘Scutum’ Shield From Fabrica Cacti – First Look

A first look at the great training shields (Roman scutum) from Fabrica Cacti. The Roman scutum is probably the most important weapon in understanding the Roman Army’s battle tactics. Fabrica Cacti: Extra videos on Patreon:

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Academia Leontes: this is how Byzantines fought

Georgios Georgas is an instructor of historical martial arts in the Academy of historical European Martial Arts “Leontes” – club focused on late Byzantine and post-Byzantine period of history but they also study and practice ancient, medieval, renaissance and modern swordsmanship. “As far I remember myself, I grew up with the epics stories and poems…

Roman Gladius Sword Dual Wield

Did the Romans ever dual-wield their gladius swords, as seen in movies like Gladiator or TV shows like Spartacus? Looking at Roman weapons of war, as well as the equipment of the dimachaerus. Extra videos on Patreon: