Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gladiators on the walls

Gladiators could be seen not only in the arena but also on the walls in the cities and the every day discussions. Here's two examples.

A graffito from Casa de Ceii.

"And in good sooth what has the other ever done for us? He gave a show of twopenny halfpenny gladiators, such a rickety lot,--blow on them, they'd have fallen flat; and I've seen better bestiaries."

Petronius - Satyricon 45.11
Translated by A.R. Allinson

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