The Colosseum and Gladiators – Reasons

The Colosseum and Gladiators – Reasons

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Popular memory abounds with stories of sadistic and bloodthirsty spectators shouting death at Christians of all ages including the elderly, women and children or putting their thumbs down at dying Gladiators and cheering wildly at each and every death. They really did cheer and shout things like “Kill Him!” or “Hit him now!”, “Burn him!”. Although extreme the truth is obviously more complex. Was it all just a game?

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