Sunday, February 9, 2014

Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up... Roman Gladiators

Pollice Verso (1872), which popularized the
“thumbs down” gesture .
 It is owned by Phoenix Art Museum 
Romans (Roman spectators and Roman Emperors) did not have a thumbs down as a call for the death of the gladiator, however, they did have a thumbs up, which symbolized the death of the gladiator.


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