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Beasts of the Roman Games

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http://www.amazon.com/Beasts-of-the-Roma...nk20280-20
 
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Did you watch it?
Any reviews?

Ill check it out on moday, tfs
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( This post was last modified: 06-20-2015, 09:56 AM by GuateGojira )

I have saw this documentary years ago, in Discovery Channel. It is very interesting, with facts like that lion was the most popular animal and cost like the salary of a soldier for one year, the next popular was the elephant, both Africans and they were famous long before they even began to export tigers and rhinos from India and Hyrcania (Caspian region).

They also explained how it works the mechanisms of the Coliseum, that the animal-vs-animal fights were in the morning, and that in the middle day you could lunch, sometimes for free, and at the same time you could see how specially trained leopards killed thief and other prisoners in the arena, a good show, for that people at least.

Other thing that I remember, almost 50% of the animals that were transported to Rome died in the travel, mostly because of the stress caused for been taken in cages that were in completely darkness. It is also interesting that there were over 1,000 lions transported at once to Rome, showing that in the old days it was perfectly possible to take large animal populations (this is over 3 times the population of lions in Gir!).

Finally, if you are waiting a word about lion-vs-tiger, sorry, but they don't mentioned anything about this, except that people had they favorite animals, but that is all.
 
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(06-20-2015, 09:55 AM)'GuateGojira' Wrote: I have saw this documentary years ago, in Discovery Channel. It is very interesting, with facts like that lion was the most popular animal and cost like the salary of a soldier for one year, the next popular was the elephant, both Africans and they were famous long before they even began to export tigers and rhinos from India and Hyrcania (Caspian region).

They also explained how it works the mechanisms of the Coliseum, that the animal-vs-animal fights were in the morning, and that in the middle day you could lunch, sometimes for free, and at the same time you could see how specially trained leopards killed thief and other prisoners in the arena, a good show, for that people at least.

Other thing that I remember, almost 50% of the animals that were transported to Rome died in the travel, mostly because of the stress caused for been taken in cages that were in completely darkness. It is also interesting that there were over 1,000 lions transported at once to Rome, showing that in the old days it was perfectly possible to take large animal populations (this is over 3 times the population of lions in Gir!).

Finally, if you are waiting a word about lion-vs-tiger, sorry, but they don't mentioned anything about this, except that people had they favorite animals, but that is all.
 

 

I have read about it. These wild animals "imports" were truly massacres. The romans were the first to draw from the wild and remote faunas and till to empty them in order to wipe out them for bloody and cruel entertainments. The first animals slaughterers of the humanity story.
 
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This is quite good documentary to watch if interested about beast of the Roman games:




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This is also a good video and if interested, it is good to read description in youtube, there is more information about this Mosaic and history of it.




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One article about this sad subject and with sad I mean it, that how many animals were massacred at those times. In this article many pictures come visible when moving cursor over certain parts of text.

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/play/hd_play.htm
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One study about this subject.

Quote: "The trade in wild beasts from North Africa has usually been examined from the point of view of the destination : accounts of venationes held in the ampitheatres and cireuses of Italy. The purpose of this paper is to examine this trade in terms of the impact upon North Africa and specifically to examine the relationship between it and the large scale agricultural production of North Africa. "

http://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/sites/defaul...n16a20.pdf
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Here can be seen part of one good book about this topic.

https://books.google.fi/books?id=BiXpAAA...me&f=false
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