Reenactments of famous battles make history exciting, much like a trance remix of the Gettysburg Address. See some heart-pounding history with this GrouponLive deal to Spartacus and the Roman Legion presented by ChronoMedia Histor’Event at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park. For $17, you get general admission for one (up to a $37.22 value). Shows are at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, December 15
- Sunday, December 16
Spartacus’s immortal legacy as a former gladiator and freedom-seeker has long inspired history buffs, including Mickael Durand and Aurélien Nougé, founders of ChronoMedia Histor’Event. In their latest spectacle, a troupe of more than 60 trained and armed gladiators tamps down the dirt of the modern coliseum on foot, horseback, and in anachronistic American Gladiator balls to retell the legendary hero’s journey. Over the course of the 90-minute show, swords will clash, chariots will play chicken, and the emperor will decide the fate of the fighters. A meet and greet follows each show, giving attendees the chance to take pictures with the performers and repeatedly ask the leading man if he’s Kirk Douglas.
Gladiators Ars Maiorum
Footage of one of ChronoMedia Histor’Event’s other spectacles