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How Did Gladiator Fights End? (What Thumbs Up Meant) roman coliseum thumbs up or down


It is widely believed that the thumbs up gesture originates from the gladiatorial fights of ancient Rome, in which the destiny of a losing gladiator.

In modern popular culture, it is assumed that "thumbs down" was gladiator should be condemned to death; "thumbs up", that he.

Pollice verso or verso pollice is a Latin phrase, meaning "with a turned thumb", that is used in the context of gladiatorial combat. It refers to the hand gesture or thumb signal used by Ancient Roman crowds to pass judgment on a defeated gladiator. uncertain whether the thumb was turned up, turned down, held horizontally.