Western Civilization

Gladiator Movie Response


When a Roman general, Maximus, is betrayed and his family murdered by Emperor Marcus Aurelius’s corrupt son, Commodus, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.  Could history get more dramatic?!  Watch the movie Gladiator (2000), and fill out the questions below.


Answer the following questions by typing your responses and uploading your document to MOODLE:

    1.Based off the movie, what did gladiator games tell us about Roman culture and values?

    2.Was the Roman people’s love of such entertainment indicative of some real problems within their society?  Why or why not?

    3.Do some research on the film and describe how accurate or inaccurate the film depiction of this time period is.

After you have prepared your responses, submit via MOODLE, or if that is not working, email your assignment to bcchseurosquad@gmail.com