The Colosseum in Rome held a special tour to mark Women’s Day on Thursday, exploring the famous monument’s feminine angle — from female gladiators to noblewomen in love with the arena fighters.
‘From senators’ wives to humbler women, many were crazy about gladiators. They were like footballers today,’ said Lucilla Rossi, a tour guide.
She said the problem was that stories about the liaisons between Roman women and gladiators were all contained in chronicles written by men.
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