Uploading ahead of time because I can't just sit around now that it's finished. I have mixed feelings on this part and how it turned out. Not really digging a lot of the panels, but I am experimenting with more interesting layouts and this part had way more panels than the last two parts.
About the thumbs down: I was contacted by a deviant that thumbs down in a gladiator match actually meant to spare the life of the fighter. Thumbs up was used by the emperor when one gladiator was given permission to deliver the killing blow to his foe. So Hollywood has been lying to us! : O QUITE the shock. The confusion probably comes from the famous painting by Jean Leon Gerome titled "Pollice Verso" in which the victorious gladiator looks as if he is given the command to kill is opponent by the crowd.
Expect the next update around the Ides of March... hehe *u* I think March may be my Roman month...
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