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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . rs,!with much show of reason, that it is evident from its amphi-theatre, capable of holding 12,000 or 15,000 spectators, thatPompeii must have been the central place of the whole * Nuovo Bulletino NapoUtano; Overbeck, B. i. S. 180. * ?ompeia, p. 135. l^.i. S. 183 et seq. THE BEMAININa TEMPLES OF POMPEII. 147 neighbourhood for the exhibition of gladiatorial shows; andthis is also plain from the q

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . rs,!with much show of reason, that it is evident from its amphi-theatre, capable of holding 12,000 or 15,000 spectators, thatPompeii must have been the central place of the whole * Nuovo Bulletino NapoUtano; Overbeck, B. i. S. 180. * ?ompeia, p. 135. l^.i. S. 183 et seq. THE BEMAININa TEMPLES OF POMPEII. 147 neighbourhood for the exhibition of gladiatorial shows; andthis is also plain from the q Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . rs, !with much show of reason, that it is evident from its amphi-theatre, capable of holding 12, 000 or 15, 000 spectators, thatPompeii must have been the central place of the whole * Nuovo Bulletino NapoUtano; Overbeck, B. i. S. 180. * ?ompeia, p. 135. l^.i. S. 183 et seq. THE BEMAININa TEMPLES OF POMPEII. 147 neighbourhood for the exhibition of gladiatorial shows; andthis is also plain from the quarrel before related between thePompeians and the Nucerians in the amphitheatre of theformer. We also learn, from inscriptions found in Pompeii, that thirty or thirty-five pairs of gladiators, or sixty to seventycombatants were sometimes exhibited at one time. AVe knownot how often such shows were given, or whether a largernumber of gladiators may not sometimes have been engaged, nearly half of whom may have been killed in the arena, while many more would have died of their wounds. The upper story of this building has been restored at oneof the angles, upon the authority of various indications in. Bronze helmet found at Pompeii. the construction. Here was found a bronze helmet, highlyenriched with bas-reliefs relating to the principal events ofthe capture of Troy. Another helmet found in Pompeii re- 148 POMPEII. presents the triumphs of Rome in the midst of her vanquishedenemies and captives; this one has a vizor, like those of thelower ages, with square and round holes to see through.

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