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Roman MMA champion became army recruiter

A newly translated inscription has revealed that nearly 2,000 years ago a celebrated Roman athlete named Flavillianus became a Roman army recruiter. His name was Lucius Septimius Flavianus Flavillianus and he was a champion at wrestling and pankration, the latter a bloody, and at times lethal, mixed martial art where contestants

Roman charioteers earned more than today’s athletes

Back in the day Roman charioteers would earn way more than today's top athletes. While golfer Tiger Woods was heralded last year as the first athlete to earn over $1 billion, the figure would apparently have been small beer for the fearless entertainers of the Circus Maximus. One charioteer, named

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