Facta et Dicta Memorabilia
Nam gladiatorium munus primum Romae datum est in foro Boario Ap. Claudio Q. Fulvio consulibus. Dederunt M. et D. filii Bruti Perae funebri memoria patris cineres honorando. Athletarum certamen a M. Scauri tractum est munificentia.
The first gladiator show in Rome was given in the Forum Boarium in the Consulship of Ap. Claudius and Q. Fulvius. The donors were Marcus and Decimus, sons of Brutus Pera, honouring their father's ashes with a funerary memorial. An athletic contest was held by the munificence of M. Scaurus.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Valerius Maximus: Volume I. Books 1-5, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 492, translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 2000, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.