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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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Gladiators have but one purpose, to die in a fight to the death. As the slave trader said around 1:27 in the clip about the batch of slaves he was selling.. Some are good for fighting, others for dying. You need both I think. The man is killed in training, Proximo doesn't have him killed. This is simply one of the costs of doing business. We see the ...


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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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Because people that die quickly in a fight arn't profitable. In the Gladiator arena, the money is made by entertaining the crowd. The better the fighter, the longer the fight, the more the crowd is entertained and ultimately, pays or bets. The longer a fighter lives by winning, the more likely they move up to better arenas, like any ranked sports systems. ...



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