Wild beasts at the Colosseum – Venationes

Wild beasts at the Colosseum – Venationes

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“New” animals were being discovered as the empire grew across the continent and Mediterranean into territories such as Germany, Gaul, Africa and the Middle East. Wild animals of particular interest were studied as well as employed in a great variety of ways. Elephants could be trained in circus acts and Giraffes used in Triumphal marches. […]

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