If you were a professional and a master of arms in a culture with relatively few names, you would use the honorifics which were earned. Many of the names were shortened considerably; they belonged to real Roman soldiers who did their duties. If you trained as I did, until wooden-hafted tools snapped in your hands and steel bent and also until you were considered a master of arms and silence spread among competitors and spectators alike as you performed, you might better understand the discipline possible.
William T. Harper, Ph. D.+