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Yes. It is even believed that the Coliseum in Rome was filled with water at times to re-enact sea battles. From the Wiki: The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, ...


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TLDR: Possibly: He didn't want Cicero to be unnecessarily killed. He didn't realise he was facing death until he was removed from the tent, saw the riders head for his family and had his own fate confirmed to him. Answer: We don't know definitively, but I'd suggest it was because he didn't want Cicero to be killed. Cicero obviously couldn't just ...



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