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Your fate – to become a gladiator

You have been bought by a wealthy Roman, who plans to turn you from a Gallia comata, Latin meaning a ‘hairy Gaul’, into a civilised Roman gladiator.

You will be trained to fight and will entertain the Romans in the arena.

You are one of the lucky ones. There are a lot worse jobs for slaves!

MINING Some slaves are sent to work in mines. They may never see daylight again.

QUARRYING Slaves also work in the heat and dust of quarries, breaking rock for buildings and sculptures.

ROWING Some men will become galley slaves, rowing the Roman navy’s fighting ships.

FARMING Slaves on farms work in all weathers to grow food for the Romans.