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An Irresistible Gladiator Show

Few could resist the attraction of the gladiator combats. Pollice Verso by Jean-Leon Gerome (public domain photo) Gladiators came from the dregs of society and the combats were rude and cruel; and yet they seduced not only the rabble but … Continue reading

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