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2). The whole subject of ritual acclamation as part of Roman politics deserves thorough study; see alreadyJ. Colin, Les villes libres de V orient greco-romain et Uenvoi au supplice par acclamations populaires (Brussels, 1965) iogff and M. P. Charlesworth, 'Pietas and Victoria-The Emperor and the Citizen', Journal of Roman Studies 33 (1943) 46°. 15 Murderous games was only sent into exile, either, Suetonius thought, because Nero was impervious to insult or because he did not want to sharpen malice by showing resentment [Nero 39).
31pr— Modestinus). The demand for prisoners for simple execution or to train as gladiators, to fight with wild beasts or to take part in mass battles was enormous. For example, in AD 52, the emperor Claudius presided in full military regalia over a battle on a lake (Fucino -just over 100 km from Rome) between two naval squadrons, manned for the occasion by 19,000 forced combatants. The palace guard, stationed behind stout barricades, which also prevented the combatants from escaping, bombarded the ships with missiles from catapults.
G. 6; Martial, On the Public Shows 7). 17 The labour and organisation employed to capture animals on the scale required and to deliver them alive to the city of Rome must have been enormous and effective. 53, cf. 38). 18 And yet the emperor Commodus, a dead shot with spear and bow, himself killed five hippos, two elephants, a rhinoceros 17 On wild-beast shows, see best Friedlander 1922: vol. 2, yjff. 6); cf. 2o,ff; see similarly, Tertullian, In Defence of Christianity 15. On animals in Roman art, see B.