The swordsman that entertains audiences with the swing of his blade. Roman gladiator voices had to be strong, fierce, and brave; rare qualities in themselves. When they spoke, their Roman gladiator voices roared to alert the enemy.
If you know the story of Spartacus, you know how brutal Roman gladiators could be, and audiences expected nothing less from a professionally trained fighter who is expected to fight to the death. The gladiators were a popular form of entertainment in the Roman Empire, and these fierce fighters still grace the screen even today.
Brute force and bravery were the two most sought-after characteristics of a Roman gladiator. They also had to be strategic, finding ways to outsmart their opponents. Anyone can relate to this kind of strength, particularly lovers of film, video games, documentaries, and even audiobooks. Using a Roman gladiator voice means bringing out all the qualities these brave fighters. Audiences love a hero, especially heroes that win against all odds. Use this voice to bring that dramatic, hardcore, and dangerous character to life.
Booming and with a large presence, Roman gladiator voices should communicate their strength and bravery. These voices go all in, like the gladiators themselves, they are not afraid to speak up or to challenge others. And yes, women also fought as gladiators and later became celebrated characters in the society.
In the early stages of the gladiatorial combats, most fighters were brought to the ring in chains. The title of gladiator was associated with criminals and people captured in war. However, Roman gladiators weren’t always slaves; some chose to fight for the glory and the prize money.