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A dayin the life of a gladiator.

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Introduction

This is a diary of two gladiators ( Nortarius and Echion) one is a retairi (net fighter) and the other a murmillo (heavily armed gladiator). These two gladiators have to face each other in a bloody battle at the Amphitheatre. Their diaries tell you about the fight and the gladiator's feelings towards each other, during and before the fight. Echion the Retiari (net fighter) I woke up, just another day normal of my life I thought! No it is not a normal day actually it is either the day of my death, or the day that I become famous. Today is the day I will face the champion gladiator Nortarius he is a murmillo (heavily armed gladiator.) I can just imagine him now in his strong army he is undefeatable. ...read more.

Middle

God! There are so many voices in my head. I can hear the crowd its huge cheering pugna, pugna (fight, fight). This is immoral this is inhuman but this is my job! I look so week and feeble in my net fighting kit and Nortarius looks so big and strong in his heavy armour suit. Nortarius the Murmillo ( heavily armed gladiator) I feel very strong in my armour suit I can hear the crowd cheering, Echion is looking quite confident in his net fighters suit but I am looking really strong. Looks like today that another retairi (net fighter) is going to die today. Echion the Retiari (net fighter) The fight is about to begin I have to bee cool, calm and confident. ...read more.

Conclusion

He is so strong he is hitting me with his sword and the pain is un bearable I can't fight back my armour is so heavy I am so weak, the ground is spiining I think I am going to fall owwww bang. Echion the Retiari (net fighter) He is on the floor now I can see thumbs going down everywhere I must kill him I must finish him now, and to think I was scared of him in the morning he is helpless now. Nortarius the Murmillo ( heavily armed gladiator) No please don't kill me please please please but I can see thumbs going down everywhere. I do not deserve to die! Oh why didn't I listen to my mother when she said pride has a fall? Why did I bet my life that I would win the fight? As I walk through the valley of death I realise that there is nothing left! ...read more.

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