Gravestone of the Roman Gladiator Diodorus

by on Jun.20, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

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This 1,800 year old tombstone and epitaph tell a story.

  An enigmatic message on a Roman gladiator’s 1,800-year-old tombstone has finally been decoded, telling a treacherous tale.

The epitaph and art on the tombstone suggest the gladiator, named Diodorus, lost the battle (and his life) due to a referee’s error, according to Michael Carter, a professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. Carter studies gladiator contests and other spectacles in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.

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