Courtney Tuck-Goetz sat down with me to record a conversation about female gladiators. Her work covers 200 years of Roman imperial history.
Ancient Romans did not have the same attitudes about female modesty which Victorians and more modern people would in later history up to the present day. Their roles were as fighters, hunters, trick riders as well as other types of performers.
We went over what the average day at the games would have been like for the spectators on the History Voyager Podcast. When would the gladiatorial games start in the day? What was the sequence of the games? How was the seating at the games? Where would people sit during a gladiatorial contest in imperial Rome?
Female Gladiators in Ancient Rome is one of my favorite episodes of The History Voyager Podcast!