Monday, February 10, 2020

The End of the Gladiators

This is an article at Vocativ by Patrick Wyman, the historian whose podcasts on the fall of Rom and the Middle Ages I have been listening to.  Because he also used to write extensively about MMA, one can see why the topic would have some appeal.

But now it’s time for the gladiators. As entertaining as it is to watch the slaughter of exotic animals, as empowered as you feel drinking in the maintenance of social order through the grisly death of criminals and barbarians, only the gladiators can offer the kind of well-matched professional skill that speaks to you as a connoisseur of death and violence.

The Death of the World's Greatest Death Sport.

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