Samnite

The pre-Augustan term for a secutor. A gladiator who was equipped as the people of Samnium, with a large oblong shield, visored helmet with a large crest and plume, an ocrea on his left leg, arm guard and short sword or spear. The Samnites were a prototype for most of the gladiators who would follow. After the Roman defeat by Samnium in 308 BC, the…...

Samnite

Samnite is an adjective meaning `having to do with ancient Samnium.` Samnite can also mean ...
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Samnite

(from the article `gladiator`) There were various classes of gladiators, distinguished by their arms or modes of fighting. The Samnites fought with the national weapons—a large ...
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Samnite

noun an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania who clashed repeatedly with the early Romans
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Samnite

a member of the ancient warlike tribes inhabiting the mountainous centre of southern Italy. These tribes, who spoke Oscan and were probably an ... [10 related articles]
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Samnite

Member of ancient warlike tribes inhabiting the mountainous centre of southern Italy. They formed a league and were involved in a series of three wars (343-341 BC, 316-304 BC, and 298-290 BC)...
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Samnite

[n] - an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania who clashed repeatedly with the early Romans
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