Gladiator (2000 film) Summary
Ridley Scott

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Gladiator Summary

Summary and Analysis

Gladiator starts when the Roman Empire stretched from Africa to England and contained more than one-quarter of the Earth's population. "In the winter of 180 A.D. Emperor Marcus Aurelius' Twelve-Year campaign against the barbarian tribes in Germania was drawing to an end. Just one final stronghold stands in the way of Roman victory and the promise of peace throughout the Empire." The scene then moves to the hand of a man...

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