¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Looking down into the Arena we tried to imagine ourselves a part of the gay and be-jewelled Roman audience which so many times viewed from those highths the terrible scenes of carnage below.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The arena itself was about three hundred feet long by two hundred feet wide and I can scarcely believe the story that at Trajans triumph three thousand men fought at once in a naval combat.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 It is said that upon its completion under Titus the inaugural gladiatorial combats lasted one hundred days and that five thousand wild beasts were slain. Blood thirsty wretches-
¶ 11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Near the upper cornice was a a [sic] colonnade where the sailors stayed to attend to the sail-cloth roof when the sun was too hot. The ropes were passed through the walls and fastened to masts which were held by the stone projections still to be seen.