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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Apostolos KarpozilosApostolos Karpozilos, Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler

Participation in (and attendance at) sporting events was one of the most important forms of entertainment in antiquity. The triumph of Christianity in the 4th C. brought about changes, as the church condemned dangerous sports, esp. those that could prove fatal: gladiators ceased to perform in the 4th C. (... ...

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