Beasts awaiting, restless
Circus victims panic struck
Hunger spawns bestial frenzy
Commencement of the feast
By the signs of the cross

Whips crack
Centurians might be known
Christians standing breathless
Circus victims panic struck
Scream Arena butchery
Where is their god as the
Faithful meet their end?

Judgement has passed
Who questions this law?
Pagan belief of sacrifice

Kill them all
Kill them all for slander
Kill them all and mute their ways

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    General CommentAs a means of tortuous capital punishment, death by wild beasts was a punishment for enemies of the state, a category which included those taken prisoner and slaves found guilty of a serious crime. These were sent to their deaths naked and unable to defend themselves against the beasts. Even if they succeeded in killing one, fresh animals were continually let loose on them, until the bestiarii were all dead. It is reported that it was seldom necessary for two beasts to be required to take down one man. On the contrary, one beast frequently dispatched several men. Cicero mentions a single lion which alone dispatched 200 bestiarii.
    Among others, those early Christians who were sentenced to death by the beasts would have been bestiarii of this kind. These included some who were Roman citizens and who, in theory, should have been exempt
    sepultura1987on October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Sepultura1987; it looks like they are describing the ancient Roman days when they would feed Christians to lions as a form of capital punishment.
    ScreenNameNeededon June 15, 2012   Link

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