Gladiatrices
Rain, Sorchiee and I played around in the arena on Nymphai, which is home to this round of The Secret Affair, earlier this week in these absolutely stunning dresses by deviousMind. Somehow, between then and now, my post with all my ramblings, links and landmarks vaporized. Thankfully I was able to grab the credits off Rainbow Sundae, a definite perk to doing collaborative posts! Sorchiee’s version of the image can be seen on her blog, Fantasy Fashions.

I read quite a bit today about Gladiatrices, ancient female Roman gladiators. Although I studied Ancient Rome during my collegiate career, my area of expertise has always been Ancient Greek art and archeology, so not only was my inner nerd totally and thoroughly engaged in the topic, I learned something new today. While I knew of several prominent ancient women that are thought to have participated in these fights, I never realized that the vast majority of scholars believe this was nothing uncommon and in fact was more popular in ancient Roman culture than we first thought. Oh hell yeah!

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Location: The Secret Affair on Nymphai

RAINBOW:
Outfit: deviousMind – Minerva Gladiator Dress ~ Available at The Secret Affair
Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara V3.3
Head: Genesis Lab – Chloe (The Fantasy Collective)
Ears: Mandala – Simple Elf Ears
Eyes: Umeboshi – Glimmer Eyes – Foggy (The Season’s Story)
Lashes: Lovely Alien – Starry Eyelashes (marketplace)
Hair: MaiOwn! – Farewell (Hair Fair)
Nose Chains: Kibitz – Agda Nose Chain L and R
Horns: Half-Deer – Odyssey Horns White/Gold
Headband: ieQED – Gunhild Headband
Shoes: Fri.day – Effy Sandals (Indie Teepee)
Pose & props: Eternal Dream – Lita pose 3

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SORCHIEE:
Outfit: deviousMind – Minerva Gladiator Dress ~ Available at The Secret Affair
Hair: Blues – Jessica (Hair Fair)
Circlet: Keystone – Forged Laurel
Shield: AEGIS – Raid Captain’s Shield
Cuffs: Cerberus Xing – MoonMoon Armlets (Indie Teepee)
Shoes: FDD Stories – Summer Flats – RARE

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DUCHESS:
Outfit: deviousMind – Minerva Gladiator Dress ~ Available at The Secret Affair
Hair: Mina – Nicolet (Hair Fair)
Headdress: Remarkable Oblivion – Eurial – Red ~ Available at The Secret Affair
Shoes: ISON – Lace up Gladiator Sandals
Spear: raare – Viking Spear
Pose: Apple Spice – Action Pose

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DECOR:
Chariot: Death Row Designs – Roman Chariot ~ Available at The Secret Affair

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Event Detail:

Indie Teepee: Open until 24th July – website – flickr – facebook

The Season’s Story: Open until 30th July – website – flickr

The Secret Affair: Opens 15th July – website – flickr

The Fantasy Collective: Open until 13th July – websiteflickr

Hair Fair: Open until 26th July

 

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