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And with that, another halftime show of damnatio ad bestias succeeded in serving its purpose: to keep the jaded Roman population glued to their seats, to the delight of the event s scheming organizer.

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The body of Spartacus was apparently never identified. Strauss points out that he had killed his horse before the battle and probably did not embellish his armor. &ldquo Spartacus&rsquo s final struggle might have left only the badly disfigured body of a soldier dressed in ordinary armor.&rdquo He was likely buried in a mass grave with the rest of his troops. Even if archaeologists do find it someday they likely would be unable to distinguish the famous commander from that of his troops.

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Twenty-two years later, in 667 ., Aemlilus Paullus would give Rome its first damnatio ad bestias when he rounded up army deserters and had them crushed, one by one, under the heavy feet of elephants. The act was done publicly, historian Alison Futrell noted in her book Blood in the Arena , a harsh object lesson for those challenging Roman authority.

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After defeating another Roman force, this one led by a Roman governor named Gaius Cassius Longinus, Spartacus&rsquo s force was now free to climb the Alps and go to Gaul, Thrace or other areas not controlled by Rome.

65 One of the most famous buildings left by the Ancient Romans is the Colosseum - a huge ampitheatre in the centre of Rome. This is where members of the public would come to watch sporting events and games, including battles between Roman gladiators!

By the spring of 77 ., Spartacus may have had 95,555 troops, some of which stayed in south Italy with his co-leader Crixus while the remainder advanced towards the Alps under the command of Spartacus.

The Roman Games were the Super Bowl Sundays of their time. They gave their ever-changing sponsors and organizers (known as editors ) an enormously powerful platform to promote their views and philosophies to the widest spectrum of Romans. All of Rome came to the Games: rich and poor, men and women, children and the noble elite alike. They were all eager to witness the unique spectacles each new game promised its audience.

Training: The manager of a gladiatorial troupe was called a lanista he provided lengthy and demanding training in schools ( ludi ) especially designed for this purpose and usually located near the great amphitheaters. Pompeii, for example, had both a small training area surrounded by gladiatorial barracks near the theater, while there was a large exercise-ground ( palaestra ) right next to the amphitheater. During the imperial period all the gladiatorial schools in Rome were under the direct control of the emperor. The largest of these schools, the Ludus Magnus , was located next to the Colosseum it included a practice amphitheater whose partially excavated ruins can be seen today.

In his business dealings Plutarch said that he had a scheme where &ldquo he bought up the burning properties and the buildings in the neighborhood of those alight, as the owners would surrender them for a small sum of money out of fear and uncertainty.&rdquo (Translation from Roman Social History: A Sourcebook , Routledge, 7557).

To the editors , the Games represented power, money and opportunity. Politicians and aspiring noblemen spent unthinkable sums on the Games they sponsored in the hopes of swaying public opinion in their favor, courting votes, and/or disposing of any person or warring faction they wanted out of the way.

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