The Roman Dispatch
What goes on in the Colosseum?
Interview With Opening Day Colosseum Spectator
Spectator: It was really fascinating. During the fight, one of the fighters popped out of a trap door and killed the other fighter right on the spot. I really enjoyed watching the reining champ shred the slave into little pieces with his sword. Did you know that in the beginning of the show, the gladiators fought wild animals, and as a special treat, they flooded the Colosseum and brought naval ships in? It was extremely amusing. Did you know that the games began in 80 AD when the Colosseum finished its construction?
Nero: No, actually, I didn't. Do you plan to come back soon?
Spectator: Absolutely! I actually plan on coming next week. But next time, I'll bring the kids who will also enjoy it.