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    Maximus and Odysseus

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    Maximus and Odysseus While watching the film Gladiator with my girlfriend I realized the striking similarities that heroes share. However, I always wonder who is more of a hero. The definition or hero is a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. So let us compare the two heroes as the dictionary defines them. In the end I hope to be able to define who is a greater hero. Maximus was a great warrior in the Roman legion

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    The Circus Maximus is the largest stadium in ancient Rome. Circus Maximus can seat two-hundred and fifty thousand people in the stadium. Romulus was one of the seven kings in Rome to have chariot races. The Chariot races is the most popular sport entertainment in Rome. In the sixth century Tarquinius Priscus built the track in the hills of Aventine and Palatine. The first starting gates were built in 329 BC, but the gates were also rebuilt in 174 BC, and wooden eggs were made and placed on top of

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    Also in that conversation, Decius puts down Caesar because he says that Caesar has no money and that even as Pontifex Maximus, he still doesn't have any money. So he thinks less of Caesar when Milo tells him about a huge loan from Crassus to Caesar because he couldn't pay off his debts. Decius starts to gain respect for Caesar when he makes the announcement, as Pontifex Maximus, to label the "heinous" crime a "sacrilege." Caesar walks so seriously and confidently people "lose their stony faces"

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    general named Maximus. Maximus is a good hearted warrior with valor and honor that is constantly displayed in the epic. He is loved by the roman people and the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The Roman army led by General Maximus defeats the ragged Germans in the opening scene. After a successful march through Germany, Maximus has a meeting with the emperor. The emperor tells the general that Maximus will rule Rome after Emperor Aurelius's death instead of Aurelius' son Commodus. Maximus being a humble

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    Empire. In the movie, Gladiator, Maximus fights in the Coliseum in front of all the people of Rome. In the movie Fight Club they have fights between different people in front of all the people of the club. This shows that people who lived 1000s of years before us where entertained by violence just like most of us are today. The theme that ties both Fight Club and Gladiator together is people are entertained by violence. The movie Gladiator starts off by Maximus Decimus Meridas, who is played

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    plays the role of the Roman general Maximus, who was betrayed by his friends and was ordered to be killed. He was able to escape death and return home, where he found his wife and son killed by the New Emperor. Maximus sought revenge, but he was captured by slave traders and was brought to the gladiator school. Once again Maximus showed great potential as an outstanding fighter and a leader. His decisions were quick, which made his spectators love him. Maximus was selected to go to the gladiator

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    Roman Entertainment

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    a crime. Another state provided form of entertainment was chariot racing. The chariot races were held in what was called The Circus Maximus. The chariot races held in the Circus Maximus were considered the most popular form of entertainment. The Circus Maximus' entertainment was much like the Colosseum, a visitor could come and stay all day. The Circus Maximus could seat as many as 255,000 spectators. Men and women could sit together, but there was reserved seating for the Emporer, senators

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    over his co-emperor Maxentius, in 312AD. The arch of Constantine is located in the valley of the Colosseum, and stands near the west side of the Colosseum , at the start of the road that leads south between Palatine and Caelian Hills to the Circus Maximus. Despite its mixed origins the arch is outstanding for its architectural harmony and pure proportions. The arch of Constantine is the largest of only three such structures that exists in Rome today. “The two others are the Arch of Titus and the Arch

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    Circus MAximus

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    so than the Circus Maximus. The Circus Maximus, the great Roman chariot racing stadium, attracted visitors from far and wide. The Circus Maximus can only be properly described by its history, construction, use, importance to the Romans, and what it reveals about the Romans. The Circus Maximus, located between the Aventine and Palatine hills, and near the Colosseum, began as no more than just a flat track for races, but its future could not have been foreseen. The Circus Maximus grew and developed

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    The Circus Maximus

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    The Circus Maximus The Circus Maximus (Greatest Circus), or Circo Massimo in Italian, most definitely lived up to its title of the greatest. Measuring at 2,037 by 387 feet, this was the largest building in ancient Rome and the empire. The Circus Maximus was truly a great feat in Roman architecture and engineering alike. The Circus Maximus is located in the most important of all Roman cities, the capital city of Rome. This site, among many, is very important in the history of Rome. The Circus

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