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The gladiator Hoplomacus was the most heavy armored of the gladiators. His weapons and fighting techniques were very similar to the Samnite. The Hoplomacus carried a large rectangular shield called Scutum, and the famous sword called Gladius (from which the word Gladiator was derived).
Also the Hoplomacus wore a visored helmet with a heavy metal helmet and his legs and arms were protected by metal or leather protections. Especially his right arm was protected by a Manica, an armor that goes up to the shoulder.
The Hoplomacus was considered the bulldozer of the Arena, but he was also limited in his speed cause of the weight of his heavy armor.