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Chicken on the Roman mosaic
According to the
, during the Historia Augusta reign of Gallienus (253-268 CE), a Roman merchant who traded in fake jewellery was captured and led to the arena, where he had faced a bloodthirsty lion. As the gate opened, a chicken entered the arena.
Then Emperor Galien laughed and said, “He practised deceit and then had it practised on him”. Then the merchant was set free.
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