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Tango0102 Sep 2023 3:26 p.m. PST

"It must have been an intoxicating sensation, walking out into the arena to the cheers of your fans as you display yourself all geared up and ready for battle. Perhaps you are supremely confident of victory, but perhaps there are some nerves you think you can triumph, but there can be surprises, and your opponent is no pushover, since they have been carefully selected to be a fair match for you. Today this might describe a major professional sportsman as they prepare for their contest, but in ancient Rome it could describe a gladiator, about to face his latest challenge. There are many similarities between the two, but of course the major difference is the gladiatorial bout might result in injury or even death for one of the contestants, an outcome all have to accept as an occupational hazard, and indeed one that most will experience during their careers…"



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