Posts tagged games
#28 – Gladiatorial combat in ancient Rome | Latin Texts 4..#28 De pugnis gladiatoriis apud Romanos | Litterae Latinae 4

There is, as they say, nothing new under the sun. As the UFC is gaining popularity, and discussions arise regarding its role as entertainment, it can be useful to look to the Romans and their gladiatorial games, which though dramatically different, nevertheless, relate in spirit to the modern equivalents. Listen to the audio of the Latin text and follow along with the transcription.

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