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From the imperial box, Emperor Domitian signals for the games to begin. Tigers are pitted against gladiators. Soon Venta and Calvin will have to meet their fate. By Hattie Naylor.

Venta the slave has been moved to the cells under the Colosseum, along with his new friend Calvin, a dwarf convicted of stealing a chicken. Doris the Greek cook comes to visit. She has gazed into the entrails of a small rodent and seen death - but whose death she can't be sure. Then, from the Imperial Box Emperor Domitian gives the signal for the Games to begin. Tigers enter the arena, pitted against Gladiators. Soon Venta and Calvin will have to meet their fate.
By Hattie Naylor

A BBC Cymru/Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

14 minutes

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Role Contributor
Pliny the Younger Kieran Hodgson
Venta Nigel Barrett
Marcella Joanna Scanlan
Doris the Cook Mia Soteriou
Emperor Domitian Ewan Bailey
Lucipor Ewan Bailey
Regulus Matthew Gravelle
Calvin Jon Key
Director Kate McAll
Writer Hattie Naylor

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