Histor'Event : between Archeology and Entertainment
Spartacus and the Roman Legion, a live gladiatorial combat show, will be performed on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at 3 pm, at the covered LA Equestrian Center in Griffith Park. Based on the true story of legendary hero Spartacus, the performance presents an accurate historic re-enactment of the Roman legion, period equestrian exercises, and gladiators of Rome in a narrative format. For the first time in the United States, French re-enactment troupes will assemble 60-some fighters, actors, stuntmen, and horses--in association with American historic groups--in a 90-minute live show. The performance for a general public will take place at the Equestrian Center, 480 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, under a covered arena. A photo-op meet-and-greet with the actors will follow both performances.
The team visited UCLA to meet with professors who are conducting research and building 3D models of ancient arenas. Learn more at the UCLA Digital Roman Forum.
Sponsor(s): This is non-UCLA sponsored event, but may be of interest to the general public interested in Roman history.
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