Leopards Attacking a Criminal

Title

Leopards Attacking a Criminal

Subject

Leopards attacking a criminal, Roman floor mosaic, 3rd century CE. Located in Archaeological Museum of Tunisia at El Djem, Tunisia.

Description

In addition to combat sports between people, fights between animals or between animals and humans were also fan favorites in the Late Antique arena. Most frequently, criminals starred in these spectacles alongside big cats, elephants, crocodiles, snakes, bulls, and rhinoceroses. These shows became outlawed by Constantine in 325CE when he also banned gladiatorial games.

Creator

Rached Msadek

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damnatio_ad_bestias#/media/File:Museum_of_Sousse_-_Mosaics_2_detail.jpg

Date

19 February 2007

Rights

Copyright Rached Msadek

Files

Museum_of_Sousse_-_Mosaics_2_detail.jpg

Collection

Reference

Rached Msadek, Leopards Attacking a Criminal, 19 February 2007

Cite As

Rached Msadek, “Leopards Attacking a Criminal ,” Living Late Antiquity, accessed June 23, 2018, http://livinglateantiquity.org/items/show/84.

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