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Posted by on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4:32pm.

I have to write about the Roman Circus. It asks for what I think about it, also. Mainly it wants what the circus is and who attends, wealthy or poor people, etc. How does this sound?


The Roman Circus was a very gruesome source of entertainment. Gladiators fought to the death- whether fighting animals or another gladiator, animals would fight animals to the death. It was very violent, but many people of wealth, and poor attended. Most people who fought were slaves and had no choice, but as crazy as it sounds people fought voluntarily, even if it destined them to die. Me personally, it may have been entertaining to me until someone died. Sure, I like to watch fights but I don't like to watch people die- whether they are my friends or not. Knowing I had just witnessed a death, puts a sharp pain in my chest, so I do not like the Roman circus.

  • RomanCircus - , Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4:35pm

    Oops. I forgot the indention. Other than that how does it sound?

  • RomanCircus - , Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4:41pm

    You've confused the Roman circus with the gladiatorial games and other "entertainment." The circus took place on oval tracks where horses and chariots raced. The Circus Maximus was the main circus site in Rome.

    The gladiatorial games and wild animals and killings took place in amphitheaters, like the Colosseum.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus#History

    http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/colosseum/a/CircusMaximus.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum

  • RomanCircus - , Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4:42pm

    Questions linger:
    Why did people participate? Why did people attend? How did the Romans feel about death?

  • RomanCircus - , Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4:44pm

    and, in the Movie: Ben Hur, I as bored to death :). Does that count?

    Do separate the events as Ms Sue suggested.

  • RomanCircus - , Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4:44pm

    Okay. Thanks. I'll rewrite it. At least I can use this one for my next essay.

  • RomanCircus - , Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5:10pm

    OKay I posted one over the real roman circus.

  • RomanCircus - , Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5:26pm

    And good point bobpursley

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