Plinius (or Pliny the Elder) was a Roman politician, scholar – and admiral in the first century AD – so I do Cuibai’s exercise from his point of view.
The Colosseum is still standing in central Rome. Here circus games were organized many times a year, with gladiators fighting each other – or wild animals brought from distant countries.
Criminals and Christians were also forced to “fight” or be killed by lions and tigers.
The film “Gladiator” (slideshow from IMDB), which takes place around 180 A.D., gives a rather realistic picture of fights in the circus. The animals were kept in cages below the floor – and brought up by stairs or manual lifts.
Compare photos 11 and 12 …
This was a 15 minute LATINA exercise directed by Dominika.