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Gladiator

Gladiator
This list was started on 22nd December 2009 by matthijstieleman
There are 51 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 10th December 2012

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Romans talked English all the time unless they won a battle and even then the Latin wasn't correct
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    Posted, 22nd December 2009
    by matthijstieleman
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    When Romans kill a family and all their possessions, they kill everyone and burn everything but they let the chickens live
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      Posted, 22nd December 2009
      by matthijstieleman
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      In Roman times it wasn't really wrong to be sexually attracted to your sister
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        Posted, 22nd December 2009
        by matthijstieleman
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        When you're a child and Praetorian guards are galloping really quick towards you, don't run, let yourself get run over
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          Posted, 22nd December 2009
          by matthijstieleman
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          It's not smart to stand first in line when you come out of a gladiator gate in a stadium
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            Posted, 22nd December 2009
            by matthijstieleman
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            Always carry a second sword
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              Posted, 22nd December 2009
              by matthijstieleman
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              In Roman times the Colosseum was a lot bigger than it is now
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                Posted, 22nd December 2009
                by matthijstieleman
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                When you're a gladiator, your mother is necessarily a bitch
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                  Posted, 22nd December 2009
                  by matthijstieleman
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                  When you're the son of the Emperor you learn to fight in a way which looks like you know how to fight 8 guys at a time, but actually you don't learn to fight at all
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                    Posted, 22nd December 2009
                    by matthijstieleman
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                    When a Germanic tribe is just screaming at you when they get shot by arrows and fireballs, attack with infantry instead of just keep shooting arrows and fireballs
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                      Posted, 22nd December 2009
                      by matthijstieleman
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                      A dog is really handy when you go to battle
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                        Posted, 22nd December 2009
                        by matthijstieleman
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                        The Romans themselves were under the impression that Rome was founded as a republic
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                          Posted, 22nd December 2009
                          by matthijstieleman
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                          It's possible to speak in the Colosseum in a way that everyone can hear what you say, even though there's no sound system whatsoever
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                          • 30th June 2010 by nikkeho
                            yeah, orations were held in the colosseum
                          • 2nd March 2010 by Tycosauce
                            Haha when i was watching this movie, i thought the same exact thing xD
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                          Posted, 22nd December 2009
                          by matthijstieleman
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                          The Senate is boring
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                            Posted, 22nd December 2009
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                            Maximus will get his revenge, in this life, or the next.
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                              Posted, 18th March 2010
                              by tenshi
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                              If you find yourself alone, riding through green fields with the sun on your face, stop worrying, cause you're dead!
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                                Posted, 18th March 2010
                                by tenshi
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                                Guards outside a room will hear anything you say...and plot against you.
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                                  Posted, 25th August 2011
                                  by Alaurien
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                                  If you are an heir apparent, try not to scheme incessantly when on a road trip with your hot sister.
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                                  • 9th December 2012 by nee
                                    It's been two weeks, and she wants a hot bath, which you would want to join...
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                                  Posted, 9th December 2012
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                                  According to African slaveowner mathematics, the total sum of 2,000 plus 4,000 sestercii is 5,000.
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                                    Posted, 9th December 2012
                                    by nee
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                                    Spaniards living in Hispania spoke modern Italian when Latin-speaking soldiers approached.
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                                      Posted, 9th December 2012
                                      by nee
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                                      Be wary of a brother who gets terribly vexed when a local hero is not dead.
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                                        Posted, 9th December 2012
                                        by nee
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                                        Marcus Aurelius apparently liked to oversee battles as imperator, and prefers the senior commanders instead act as bellatio and charge into the first wave.
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                                          Posted, 9th December 2012
                                          by nee
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                                          Nevermind the catapults being out of range, nor the apparent danger to the cavalry, as it is acceptable.
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                                            Posted, 9th December 2012
                                            by nee
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                                            What you do in a movie with Russel Crowe echoes in eternity.
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                                              Posted, 9th December 2012
                                              by nee
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                                              By the time of the Marcommani wars, the Romans preferred to have their own legionaries as cavalry than stick to allied German cavalry auxilia.
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                                                Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                by nee
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                                                Popular Roman generals loved to grab a handful of wet dirt, sniff it mindfully, then immediately shake hands with subordinates prior to commencing engagement.
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                                                  Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                  by nee
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                                                  Don't bother retiring: Caesar might have unfinished business with some political rivals.
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                                                    Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                    by nee
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                                                    Don't worry about blowing off Caesar's incredibly hot daughter you once had a relationship with, as she still remembers you in her prayers. Oh yes, she prays.
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                                                      Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                      by nee
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                                                      You can get away with a great deal of plot-holes, continuity errors and camera angling, as long as Ridley Scott's in charge.
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                                                        Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                        by nee
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                                                        Slaveowners often subtracted a thousand sestercii from the final total of a deal, for an old friend whose groin they held on to vigorously due to transaction disputes.
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                                                          Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                          by nee
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                                                          The greatness of Rome consists of an idea.
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                                                            Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                            by nee
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                                                            Maximus's full gladiator title is Maximus Decimus Meridious the Merciful.
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                                                              Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                              by nee
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                                                              If you're good in melee combat, just surrender at the trial so you get paired up with the better guys.
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                                                                Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                by nee
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                                                                A prestigious Roman general of Hispanic origin can not only have a farmstead but also Rhode Island Red Hen chickens as livestock, a species of chicken that originated from Rhode Island, USA. These chickens are also exempt from any family-wide death penalties.
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                                                                  Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                  by nee
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                                                                  Don't worry about your troops being lean and hungry; they will find something to gnaw on minutes before the battle starts.
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                                                                    Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                    by nee
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                                                                    When you finally die and enter Elysium, your body will look very different, like a stuntman's...
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                                                                      Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                      by nee
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                                                                      Maximus had the ability to grow octaploid wheat in his farm, a variety that was developed during the 1950s.
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                                                                        Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                        by nee
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                                                                        Roman spectators of the Coliseum had access to free bread and plastic-bottled water.
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                                                                          Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                          by nee
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                                                                          Gladiators residing in the Coliseum had the rare privilege of using metal spoons to eat, as opposed to the usual custom of fingers, wooden utensils, bread, or any material that could not be used to attack the guards.
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                                                                            Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                            by nee
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                                                                            The Romans employed Mr Cotton (the mute) from Pirates of the Caribbean to be their rear-echelon surgeon. They valued his ability to speak though.
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                                                                              Posted, 9th December 2012
                                                                              by nee
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                                                                              It is unethical to gamble against your own odds, unless the stakes are doubled.
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                                                                                Posted, 10th December 2012
                                                                                by nee
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                                                                                A conniving unqualified new Caesar can do very well for Rome. Or for you.
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                                                                                  Posted, 10th December 2012
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