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Seneca among gladiators!

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Francesco Netti, Gladiator Fight During Meal At Pompeii
Francesco Netti, Gladiator Fight During Meal At Pompeii

The fate of the gladiators was difficult. Although despised and kept briefly in closed barracks, they knew very well about the views of the notables of their time, especially in matters concerning them.

One of the walls in Pompeii, probably written in the hand of a foreigner (inaccurate version of the philosopher’s name), reveals the views of the famous Seneca. The inscription reads as follows: philosopher Annaeus Senecas is the only Roman writer to condemn the bloody games1.

Author: Waldemar Owczarczak (translated from Polish: Jakub Jasiński)
  1. Grant M., Miasta Wezuwiusza, PIW 1986.

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