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University Students To Live Like Roman Gladiators

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University Students To Live Like Roman Gladiators

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Students in Germany will soon be able to add "gladiator" to their resumes. A project at the University of Regensburg will train 20 male students to live and fight in true 78 AD style. That means eating white beans and berries — no hamburgers, no showers and no Facebook.

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Students in Germany will soon be able to add gladiator to their resumes. That's thanks to a project at the University of Regensburg to train 20 male students to live and fight in true 78 AD style. That means eating white beans and berries - no hamburgers, also no showers, no Facebook and a uniform that includes 11-pound bronze helmets. One gladiator-in-training calls it a welcome change from sitting in front of the computer.

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