worldhistoryfacts:Leopards kill a Roman criminal in a Tunisian…

worldhistoryfacts:

Leopards kill a Roman criminal in a Tunisian mosaic dating from the 200s CE. Some criminals who were set against predators in the arena were given weapons and expected to fight; others were simply bound and put at the mercy of the animals. The most famous group of “criminals” to be subjected to this punishment was the early Christian church.