Picking up where the Hollywood feature "Gladiator" left off, this program, produced in Rome, brings to life the origins of gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum. The greatest monument of all ancient Rome, the Colosseum was the setting for more spectacular terror, agony and horror than ever witnessed anywhere, before or since. This program follows the gladiators through their training, choice of costumes, weapons, and style of combat to their rise to stardom and their inevitable, violent death. Also features 3D animation recreating the Rome of the Caesars and the Colosseum. This program is the most compelling insight into the world of the gladiator.