Probably everyone knows from an early age what the Coliseum and the gladiators who are. Understanding of these concepts can be a little different, but most likely the difference is not significant. For example, if someone say that the Coliseum gladiators fought to the death, then each student will tell you that this man is right in his assertion. Opinions may differ only in how all this action took place. How can actually fight took place between gladiators? Did gladiators by individuals? Definitely, scientists can not answer, mainly because few sources of information preserved at the time, which could be considered less reliable.
Try to understand, based on the facts that are already proven and in many respects, undisputed. Rome in the era of its early development was already densely populated. Residents were a pretty motley lot of people having, as a rule, different interests. What united them, except that they were the Romans? Most of all – nothing! Therefore, we can assume that it is building amphitheaters and knock into games has been one of general interest (If not only) by the Romans. Log in any time of the amphitheater was free, was not, as now we would say, face-control. That is, the game came young and old and rich and poor, patrician and plebeian. The whole crowd on stage demanded one of his – 'bread and circuses'. Under the shows, I suppose they imagined battles between gladiators and fights with wild animals. Gladiatorial combat was borrowed from the Etruscans and the tribe was an important part of the funeral rites, conquered by the Romans, of the tribe.