Note 057
From Chapter 30 of the Decline & Fall

See the peroration of Prudentius (in Symmach. 1. ii. 1121-1131), who had doubtless read the eloquent invective of Lactantius (Divin. Institut. t. vi. c. 20). The Christian apologists have not spared these bloody games, which were introduced in the religious festivals of Paganism.

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