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On and around the Forum Romanum
Colosseum
Colosseum



The morning was used for the acts with animals. First there were the animal-fights, a bull against an elephant or a Lion against a wolf. If they were not willing to fight the crew would hunt them up with burning bushes or for rods. Then circus acts with animals as we know them still today. The great hunts concluded the morning program, here easily several hundreds of animals could be killed. During lunchtime the criminals were executed. The Romans always tried to make a show of this. Just hacking heads is so boring. Greek myths were reenacted. How about the punishment of Dirce? Or PasiphaŽ who had her self inseminated by the bull?


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