Surprise: Ancient Gladiators Were Vegetarians (according to Smithsonian)

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  1. TidWell

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    A huge factor in a gladiator's physical fitness was a meatless diet. During training, he primarily ate beans for protein and barley for carbohydrates.

     
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    no wonder they all died
     
  3. Matt4786

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    Vegetarian, but that was funny as fuck.
     
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    In before the vegan flame war.
     
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    Duh, they were slaves.......
     
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  6. CWMMA

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    Pretty sure this is about the same people who would eat shoe leather to not starve to death.
     
  7. NoGoodNamesLeft

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    i dont think shoe leather gonna save a starving person
     
  8. Cardio

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    No. It did not happen this way. Just a bunch of vegan liars trying to rewrite the history books to support their nonsense.
     
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  9. Johnson

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    Think it’s more about filling your belly at that point. That’s why there’s stories about kids locked at home by their parents that started eating paint chips and carpetting.
     
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    They also practiced homosexuality



    Coincidence?
     
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    Yeah becsuse they knew what protein and carbs were
     
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    Yeah, slaves and prisoners have an awesome diet, let me tell you
     
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    Why is that a surprise? I didn't expect a bunch of expendable slaves getting their heads cut off for entertainment to be fed seafood feasts.
     
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    They probably ate sausage on the side tho <13>
     
  16. Crono7

    Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    Wasn't the typical southern European diet predominantly meat free? I mean shit, my grandmother from Eastern Europe hardly ate meat because money and you grew your own food. I assume it was worse for the Romans. Add to the fact they were slaves.
     
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    Prisoners are pretty jacked man
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    I posted it in one or two vegan threads. The Mexica(commonly known as Aztec) warriors were too.
     
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    Strict veganism did not exist in Mexico with Aztecs. They ate what was plentiful, and usually only people with more money and social status ate meat, however, farmers raised livestock and the people hunted everything from iguana to grasshopper.
     
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    PubliusVentidius Galore Bofando is the GOAT crew

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    They made Plutarch proud then.

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