November 1, 2001    





You're transported back into the Ancient Roman era, would you be watching the Gladiator fights, trying to free the lions, or congratulating yourself on scoring such good seats to the competition?

What a dumba..question...whoever asked this question must be a complete idiot...of course, I can say this because I asked the question. Having said that, I would try to free the lions...of course, who knows until that situation comes up. Btw, I got this question from a test on the computer...although I will take the heat for asking this question...what a idiot...

age unknown, parts unknown

I'd be working towards a revolution that would over throw the Cesar. However, if limited to the choices given I'd free the lions (of course leading them to the Cesar's box seats).

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

If I were still me I'd be outside the Coliseum. I have a great dislike of crowds.

Jill, 60

Hey Frodo, nice question! Very unique and imaginative. :) If I had to choose from those, I'd probably be trying to free the lions. If I could do anything I wanted in the Ancient Roman Era, though, I'd probably be sneaking off to visit Sappho! ;)

etoile, 20

None of the above. I would be ignoring the Gladiator fights and going about my normal business, just as I do with any spectator sport in real life.

Jane, 62
West Linn
, OR   USA

dumb question


My husband would be telling everyone how he scored these awesome seats while I was off trying to free the lions!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Freeing the lions!

Karen, 22

Since seating was based on your cast, I don't think anyone thought about it like that. I'd probably be there, just like everybody else. You can't really apply a modern personality to such a different situation.

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

I would either be triyng to free the lions, help the gladiators, or trying to fight a lion I had just freed. Lets face it- The roman empire is not a good place for me. Beides, Togas look itchy.


Having to make decisions like this are why I threw away that damn time machine. I'd watch the other time travellers try to free the gladiators, then I'd hit the 50's for a burger and shake on the way home.

Alias Irrelevante

I would probably settle back and watch the fight. as barbaric as that would be, 1) reality would not have sunken in and I would not have the lucidity of mind to make a choice to do otherwise and 2) cruel and destructive or not, I'm afraid I would find it entertaining.

Johanna, 18

I know I'd be patting myself on the back for getting the good seats. I pride myself on my networking skills.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

If any of the Gladiators looked like Russell Crowe, I'd be trying to hook up with one of them...

Jennifer, 19
, PA   USA

I'd probably be going "aaaaah, get me out of here!" :P

Talia, 24
, CT   USA

Congradulating myself on the great seats! If it was back in those days it would be common to watch something like that so I probably wouldn't see anything wrong with it.

Dianne, 17
Ontario  CANADA

Instead I'd probably be off frolicing in the fountians with some young strapping gladiator.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Hmm...I'd probably be lugging a big urn back from the river in preparation to wash some togas (just finished doing laundry here). Cute question Frodo! I think I'd be watching the gladiators...wishing I coulda been one of 'em.

Fisch, 46
, CT   USA

If I felt the way I do now but lived then, I would undoubtedly be trying to free the lions. Most likely though, I'd just ignore the whole thing.

Reba, 50+
Silver Spring
, MD   USA

None of the above...I would be hanging out down at the bath house helping the ladies stay clean.

Aaron, 22

watching the gladiator fights. i think they're pretty interesting, and hey i guess it was the only entertainment back then.

Karen2, 15
, MA    USA

I'm thinkin' I am getting good seats. I don't think I would be heroic and free the lions

Stephanie, 25

Free the Lions!

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

i'd be training the lions to eat the spectators.

Maggie, 22
, IL   USA

Congratulating myself on scoring good seats. Wouldn't be getting too close to the lions.

Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs

Neither. I'd be sitting in the seats, covering my eyes. I'm not much for watching gore.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick

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