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bestĭārĭus , a, um, adj. id. I. B.,
I.of or pertaining to beasts: “ludus,a fight with beasts, Sen. Ep. 70, 20; 70, 22.—Usu. as subst.: bestĭārĭus , ii, m., one who fights with wild beasts in the public spectacles, a beast-fighter, θηριομάχης (persons hired, or criminals: the former with weapons, and as victors rewarded; “the latter, unarmed, and sometimes bound,Vop. Aur. 37; Tert. Pud. 22): “praeclara aedilitas! Unus leo, ducenti bestiarii,Cic. Sest. 64, 135: “gladiatoribus et bestiariis obsedere rem publicam,id. Vatin. 17, 40; so id. Q. Fr. 2, 6, 5; Sen. Ben. 2, 19, 1: “ludus bestiariorum,Sen. Ep. 70, 17; * Suet. Claud. 34.
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