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Modern gladiators battle for Roman tourist trade

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annis
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Modern gladiators battle for Roman tourist trade

Post by annis » Sat August 13th, 2011, 3:08 am

Odd spot time - Roman police dress as gladiators to deal with a turf war amongst gladiator impersonators over the lucrative tourist trade.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... ac7221ff18

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat August 13th, 2011, 3:45 am

Now that is hilarious--cops undercover as gladiators, getting in a fight with make-believe gladiators!

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Post by fljustice » Sat August 13th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Thanks for the link, annis. I think this one will go into my "History in the News" report. It needs a bit of humor!
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat August 13th, 2011, 8:08 pm

Fake gladiators in turf war, undercover cops caught in the middle. Good stuff!

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