Fall of the Gladiators

Fall of the Gladiators

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The first shows are remembered as being started in 264BC and the last were 600 years later, in 404AD during the reign of Emperor Honorius (395-423AD). Their end was possibly triggered by the stoning to death of a Christian monk called Telemachus who dared stand against them. At this time there were more than 170 Amphitheatres scattered throughout the former empire’s dominions.

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