One variation on the retiarius was the laquearius who carried a lasso to bring his opponents down instead of a net.
(from the article `gladiator`) ...(`chariot men`), who fought from chariots like the ancient Britons; the hoplomachi (`fighters in armour`), who wore a complete suit of armour; and ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/l/16
The laquearius, laquerarius, or laqueator (plural laquearii, laquerarii, and laqueatores; literally, `snarer`) was a class of Roman gladiator that fought with a lasso or noose (laqueus) in one hand and a poniard or sword in the other. The laquearius appeared late in the history of the Roman games. They may have made up a full-fledged gladiator c.....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laquearius
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