After Charon and I just completed our short story, "Spectacle", I wondered what the reader thought of the Roman Gladiatorial Games of the ancients?
I take the position that is is sickening! BUT - when researching for the story, I learned quite a bit! The spectators often voted whether or not a gladiator would live or die. Caesar most often would go with the Spectators vote.
Thousands would be killed (including animals and the Christians too) in a single game. Most games lasted between 10 -12 days so you can imagine the blood fest that ensued!
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