WHAT IS THE PARADE OF GLADIATORS? - According to the book "Pompeii Reconstructed" (that we bought when we visited), Gladiators would return to their barracks in a procession from the amphitheaters by walking down two of the long main roads.
|Gladiators walked down main streets|
FOUND IN POMPEII - Gladiator helmets and greaves were found in Pompeii during the excavations.
GLADIATOR BARRACKS - According to http://www.pompeii.org.uk the four-sided colonnade rising up behind the Theatre was used as the barracks of the organization of gladiators who performed in the town. Along the wings of the colonnade and on the first floor were the rooms which provided accommodation for the gladiators from other towns. Paraments, helmets and arms belonging to the gladiators were found in many of the rooms.