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Old 12-25-2015, 05:36 AM
 
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So awhile back a friend and I were watching Spartacus and he made the comment that in reality while they would indeed be buff they wouldn't be ripped like they are in the show. I asked him why and he said because back then they didn't have access to good nutrition or supplements like we have, would you agree?

Also, hypothetically if you had say 10 Spartans from the time go up against 10 Navy SEAL guys today in hand to hand combat do you think the Spartans could win?
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:10 AM
 
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Apartacus is about the Spartans?

The Spartans wore armor. The only ancient people that were referred to as fighting naked were the Celts, and that probably only referred to a special unit.

As for Navy seals quesion, who knows? They definately were trained longer and more specifically in hand to hand combat, but they were smaller men due to evoultion.
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Old 12-25-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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Spartacus was a Thracian, not a Spartan.
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Old 12-25-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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So awhile back a friend and I were watching Spartacus and he made the comment that in reality while they would indeed be buff they wouldn't be ripped like they are in the show. I asked him why and he said because back then they didn't have access to good nutrition or supplements like we have, would you agree?

Also, hypothetically if you had say 10 Spartans from the time go up against 10 Navy SEAL guys today in hand to hand combat do you think the Spartans could win?

Sombodies needs to go study some history. Spartacus-was NOT a Spartan.
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Old 12-25-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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So awhile back a friend and I were watching Spartacus and he made the comment that in reality while they would indeed be buff they wouldn't be ripped like they are in the show. I asked him why and he said because back then they didn't have access to good nutrition or supplements like we have, would you agree?

Also, hypothetically if you had say 10 Spartans from the time go up against 10 Navy SEAL guys today in hand to hand combat do you think the Spartans could win?
Navy Seals are not hand to hand experts. I dont know how good Spartans are without weapons either though.
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Old 12-25-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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Uhh...No one actually answered my question, and some obviously didn't understand what I was saying.

To clarify I was talking about Spartacus: Blood and Sand the TV show. I am assuming some here have seen it. I was talking about all the Spartan warriors in the show, most all of which are as buff/ripped as humanly possible, I was just curious if my friend was correct in that without access to good nutrition if real Spartans would be as buff/ripped as they are in the TV show.

Here's a trailer for it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJiBouML3FQ
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:00 PM
 
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Uhh...No one actually answered my question, and some obviously didn't understand what I was saying.

To clarify I was talking about Spartacus: Blood and Sand the TV show.
Wouldn't your failure to mention that you were making a specific reference to a tv program, account for those who "Obviously didn't understand?"
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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Navy Seals are not hand to hand experts. I dont know how good Spartans are without weapons either though.
Spartans were trained to kill unarmed. In order to gain full citizenship a warrior had to murder a helot with his bare hands without being caught in the act. If caught, he would be punished not for the murder, but for being caught.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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If you are looking at real gladiators, no, they weren't "ripped". They were sometimes called barley crunchers because they ate a high starch diet. It was believed that having a subcutaneous layer of fat would mean less blood loss from the games.
So your standard gladiator would be a little soft looking to modern eyes.

The actors on your show are chosen for their physical appeal, not for their fighting abilities.

I served in support of SEAL teams when I was in the Navy, and I would put my money on them against any warriors from any time or place. Those guys are the rreal deal, and I am proud I had the honor to even meet them.

They are every bit the guys you call on when you need real Warriors.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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The gladiators did nothing but fight and train to fight. They were slaves owned by others who most likely treated them somewhat like today's professional athletes. They were given all they needed to perform well. They were valuable assets and only a foolish owner would mistreat his investments that made him money.

That having been said, training for gladitorial combat would produce different musculature than the showboating body building actors whose goal is to look good for the camera.
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