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Female Gladiators in the Ancient Roman World | Katrina Kelly Professor | Art History | Women Banned

For a man of high social status to degrade himself by performing in the arena, was bad. For a noblewoman to appear in the arena, was the lowest. The poet Ovid recommended going to the circus and games in hopes of sitting next to women to pick up. Until Emperor Augustus came along… By Katrina Kelly, Art History.

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