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If you were a Roman gladiator, what name would you give yourself ?

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Irrespective of your gender, if you had to serve as a Roman gladiator

and were the most powerful one, what witty serious or humorous Gladiator

name/s would you adopt ?

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Irrespective of your gender, if you had to serve as a Roman gladiator

and were the most powerful one, what witty serious or humorous Gladiator

name/s would you adopt ?

 

I'd just use the ones from the 90s TV show. Is there a latin word for Jet - she was lovely. And Lightning wasn't bad either. And then there was Sharon Davis as Amazon. Happy days.

 

http://www.gladiatorszone.co.uk/gladiators/female/

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Irrespective of your gender, if you had to serve as a Roman gladiator

and were the most powerful one, what witty serious or humorous Gladiator

name/s would you adopt ?

Actually, I can't ignore my gender.

 

I has always liked Pollux, as the ideal partner of the famous Castor, a gladiator so famous in the early Principate that Cassius Dio could use him as a reference a century after his time.

 

In fact, from the Olympic twins, Pollux was the one who bested in wrestling; Castor was reportedly an expert in horses.

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Here are some suggestions for names for gladiatores and gladiatrices. All of the following names were in actual use at some time in ancient Roman history, as found in the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (Reference: Kajanto, The Latin Cognomina)

 

Names suggesting harshness, cruelty:

MALE

Acidus

Asper

Asprianus

Asprinus

Atrox

Durus

Imperiosus

Importunus

Mordax

Tetricus

 

FEMALE

Aspra

Asprilla

Importuna

Tetricilla

 

Names suggesting destructiveness:

MALE

Exitiosus

Funestus

Iniuriosus

Malus

Nocentianus (from nocens)

 

FEMALE

Malificia

Mala

Periculosa

 

Names suggesting violence, ferocity:

MALE

Ferocianus

Ferox

Ferullus

Torentius

Vehemens

Violens

 

FEMALE

Ferocia

Ferociana

Ferocilla

Ferocina

Fervida

Violentilla

 

Names suggesting daring, rashness:

MALE

Audax

Audacius

Caldus

Calidus

 

Names suggesting arrogance:

MALE

Frontosus

Superbus

 

FEMALE

Superba

 

Names suggesting virility:

MALE

Viratus

Virilianus

 

Names suggesting martial qualities:

MALE

Armipotens

Bellicanus

Bellicianus

Bellicus

Belliger

 

FEMALE

Bellica

Bellicina

 

Names suggesting strength, power:

MALE

Pollens

Pollentius

Potens

Potentianus

Potentinus

Potentius

Robaratus

Roburius

Robustianus

Robustius

Robustus

Strenuus

Valens

Valentianus

Valentinus

Valentius

Validus

Vegetianus

Vegetinus

Vegetius

Vegetus

Vigor

Vigorianus

Virentius

 

FEMALE

Nerviana

Nervilla

Potentia

Potentilla

Potentina

Strenua

Valentilla

Valentina

Valentia

 

Names suggesting speed, agility:

MALE

Celer

Celerianus

Celerius

Citatus

Citior

Citus

Excitatus

Incitatus

Properatus

Rapidus

Velocianus

Velox

Volantius

Volucer

 

FEMALE

Celera

Celerana

Celeriana

Cita

Citata

Excitata

Incitata

 

 

For myself, I think I would choose "Audacia."

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Gluteus Maximus.

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How about retired unscared :D ?

Edited by Melvadius

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Magnus Mucro

 

or

 

Maximus Gladius

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Here are some suggestions for names for gladiatores and gladiatrices. All of the following names were in actual use at some time in ancient Roman history, as found in the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (Reference: Kajanto, The Latin Cognomina)

 

.....

 

I watch in wonder as Nephele single-handedly casts the "expendables" in Gladiatrix II.

 

Thanks, Neph!

 

Russ

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Irrespective of your gender, if you had to serve as a Roman gladiator

and were the most powerful one, what witty serious or humorous Gladiator

name/s would you adopt ?

 

It can't be irrespective of your gender, because Roman names were gender-specific. So a male might be Perforatus est, but his female equivalent would be Perforata est.

Edited by Maty

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Not exactly sure on what I would use as my Gladiatrix name. I would have to put as much thought into this as if I was coming up with a stage/performance name for band use. If I had to pull one out of a hat though, probably something (do not know it in Latin) meaning "Determined Killer" or "Fierce Warrior".

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Importunus the Uncertain... not likely to have a long career!

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MEDVSA

 

That's the arena name I have chosen for my reenactment because I didn't want to take neither Amazone nor Achillia (the only two known names of gladiatrices) but took a name from Greek mythology as was common among gladiators.

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