Doctore is the title given to the lead trainer of the gladiators in a ludus.

A doctore is typically a slave, one who had served as a skilled gladiator in his earlier days. Despite this, a doctore will enjoy a higher standing within the ludus than the gladiators themselves.


Oenomaus as Doctore in The House of Batiatus.

They often carry a whip, for use as both a training aid and for administering discipline and punishment.  


Notable DoctoresEdit