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Which of the following would be found in an amphitheatrum? Choose all which apply
tiers of seats
an awning to cover part of the seating area
Everyone had to pay an admission fee to see gladiatorial shows.
True: Gladiatorial shows were a way for cities to raise funds.
True: The presenter of a show would want to earn money
False: Spectators paid no admission fee
False: Very few people were allowed to see gladiatorial shows
Which of the following occurred at a gladiatorial shows? (check all that apply)
Priest performed a religious ceremony
The national anthem was sung by all in attendance
The gladiators entered in a procession
The gladiators saluted the sponsor of the show
Gladiators were always slaves.
True: Only slaves would risk death to entertain others
True: No free person would have the skills to be a gladiator
False: Some gladiators were free volunteers
False: Only prisoners of war were allowed to be gladiators
A gladiator who lost might be permitted to live.
True: Well-known gladiators would often be spared
False: All gladiators would be killed at the end of the fight
False: The crows always desired the death of the loser.
True: It was actually very rare for a gladiator to be killed after losing.
Which of the following is true about gladiators? Check which apply.
Some gladiators received gifts of money from admirers
Gladiators were all slaves
Gladiators would obey the whim of the crowd, not their sponsors.
Gladiators all fought with swords.
The wooden sword was a symbol that meant:
A gladiator had lost and must be killed.
A gladiator was too strong and needed a handicap.
A gladiator would not have to fight again.
A gladiator had a secret admirer.
A venatio was:
A hunt of wild animals in the arena
animal vs animal fight
a sword duel without shields
a fight with traps
Bestiarii in a venatio wore heavy armor.
False: animals don't wear armor
False: they wore light clothing
False: They were only permitted to use a hunting knife
The riot in Pompeii occurred in: