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In the late 2nd century CE, a senatorial decree entered into force allowing
gifting the victorious a reward of 500 sesterces for a fight, if free human and 400 if he was gladiator slave. This amount was comparable to the teacher’s annual salary.
Considering that the purpose of the decree was to lower the costs incurred in connection with the organization of the Games, the bonuses previously had to be much greater.
Sources McKeown J. C., A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World’s Greatest Empire, 2010
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