What were the favorite pastimes of the Romans?

It is difficult to unequivocally answer the question posed, since we are not residents of that distant era. We cannot accurately judge the morals and morals of that distant era, much less judge the mentality of the ancient Romans through the prism of today’s worldview. Therefore, you must first understand that entertainment, which is now unacceptable from the point of view of morality and law, was then quite acceptable.

One of the favorite pastimes of the ancient Romans was gladiatorial fights. As a rule, prisoners of war or slaves were gladiators. In battles, they won glory for themselves and the path to freedom. By the will of the emperor, the victorious gladiator could be granted freedom.

Gladiators fought not only against each other, but also against animals. Often they were given complex trials, the so-called “Survival Battles”.

In addition, the Colosseum, the place where the competitions took place, was often flooded and staged nautical performances.

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