Sentence Examples

  • At a later time the festival extended over five days, the last four being chiefly occupied with gladiatorial shows - because Minerva was the goddess of war (Ovid, Fasti, iii.
  • He revelled in bloody gladiatorial displays, and the sharpest swords used on such occasions were called "Drusine."
  • In all the emperor was a prominent figure, but these revels at least involved no bloodshed, and were civilized compared with the gladiatorial shows.
  • Titus here exhibited gladiatorial shows to celebrate the capture of Jerusalem.
  • There also might be seen the flat circular temalacatl or " spindle-stone," where captives armed with wooden weapons were allowed the mockery of a gladiatorial fight against well-armed champions.

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