Some towns banned the gladiators
Not everyone enjoyed gladiatorial combats. Many Romans refused to go to the games. Some cities, particularly in Greece and the eastern provinces did not have an amphitheatre and refused to put on gladiatorial combats. Some people thought the fights were cruel, others that they were a waste of good slaves.
from "100 Things You Need to Know About Gladiators" by Rupert Matthews
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