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This was the origin of the professional gladiators, who were trained to fight to death, while wild beasts of every sort increased the horror of the show.
Dion Cassius said that 9000 wild animals were killed and removed, the arena was often filled with water in order to stage naval battles.

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  • Updated Jul 28, 2004
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