Monday, 20 January 2014

The First Arena of Ancient Rome

The First Arena
The first arena built in Rome specifically for gladiator fights was erected in 29bc by the politician Titus Satilius Taurus. Because he wanted to flatter the emperor Augustus, Taurus had the name of Augustus carved over the entrance. It worked, Taurus had a long and distinguished career.

from ACTION FILES - GLADIATORS by Rupert Matthews
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