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  • Si principibus venatio leporis non sit inhonesta, nescio quomodo piscatio cyprinorum videri debeat pudenda.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The wreckage of one ship, which probably came from Carthage, included bones of horses, rams, goats, and even a lion, which may have been destined for the venatio, an animal hunt staged in an arena for spectators.

    Pisa Update

  • “I suppose the horse shippers are probably the same lot who bring in big cats and other exotics for the venatio?”

    Two For The Lions

  • A lively programme had been advertised for later in the afternoon at the Circus: gladiators, a fom1al venatio, and to start with an execution of prisoners.

    Two For The Lions

  • One reason this lanista's gladiators were regarded as feeble specimens was that he really specialized in mock hunts: the part of the Games which is called the venatio.

    Two For The Lions

  • I gather the big new amphitheatre heralds an unparalleled era of happiness among the high-living venatio boys.

    Two For The Lions

  • And what it might mean to Calliopus first to buy a lion with the wrong pedigree for the venatio — and then to have him mysteriously killed.

    Two For The Lions

  • Apart from having to take part in mock hunts in the venatio, discovery would have put him at Calliopus 'mercy.

    Two For The Lions

  • “Iddibal and the others, in the Augustan Games venatio.”

    Two For The Lions

  • Then I promised that I would accept having my arm lathered with ointment, if she would tell me what she knew about the men who imported beasts for the venatio.

    Two For The Lions

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