Gladiator died due to bad call from referee
Published on June 22nd, 2011 | by Admin0
“After breaking my opponent Demetrius I did not kill him immediately,” the inscription reads.
“Fate and the cunning treachery of the summa rudis killed me.”
The term summa rudis can be understood to refer to a more senior gladiator called upon to referee matches.
Story: John Bingham, The Telegraph | Photo: AP