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Stephen Boyd elaborate ceremonial metal armor and leather tunic and short sword from Ben-Hur. Costume design: Elizabeth Haffenden

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Royal Guard interlocking torso armor of hand-hammered metal and crimson suede from Ben-Hur

The trade in gladiators was Empire-wide, and subjected to official supervision. Rome's military success produced a supply of soldier-prisoners who were redistributed for use in State mines or amphitheatres and for sale on the open market. For example, in the aftermath of the Jewish Revolt, the gladiator schools received an influx of Jews – those rejected for training would have been sent straight to the arenas as noxii (lit. "hurtful ones"). The best – the most robust – were sent to Rome.