Naval battle (naumachia) in the Colosseum.

Sometimes as entertainment they would flood the Colosseum with water and have mock sea battles or react certain battles.

ALEXANDER SVEDOMSKY (1848-1911) - Gate in Volterra, Etruria

ROMAN: Alexander Svedomsky's beautiful painting, Returning with the Captives. Possibly portrays Roman prisoners of war being paraded through an Etruscan city gate, perhaps Veii. The Etruscan's are wearing classic Hellenic reinforced linothorax armour.

Chariot race in the Circus Maximus.

Chariot race in the Circus Maximus Rome. (I know this illustration is from the Time/Life series about western history from the sixties. Don't know the artist though.

A Day in the Life of a Gladiator in Ancient Rome

A Day in the Life of a Gladiator in Ancient Rome

Let us take a gander at 12 incredible facts about the Roman gladiators that go beyond glitzy fiction to account for brutal reality.

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Wild carnivorous animals emerge from a trap door into the Colosseum. ‘The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer, by Jean-Léon Gérôme,