His plain Romans virtuously dedicate the magnificent spoils of war to the Gods.Their Campanian allies stage a dinner entertainment using gladiators who may not be Samnites, but play the Samnite role."I'm going to miss all his jokes he tells because he's really funny, and he likes doing stuff with me," said Kira Hilton, the soldier's daughter. "I'll miss her first crawl, her walking for the first time probably," Hilton said.
Part of the Zliten mosaic from Libya (Leptis Magna), about 2nd century AD.
The enemy, besides their other warlike preparation, had made their battle-line to glitter with new and splendid arms.
There were two corps: the shields of the one were inlaid with gold, of the other with silver ...
There is evidence of it in funeral rites during the Punic Wars of the 3rd century BC, and thereafter it rapidly became an essential feature of politics and social life in the Roman world.
Its popularity led to its use in ever more lavish and costly games.