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The big square with the porticos behind the stage of
the theater was originally used as a foyer
for the public during the breaks of the shows.
The general lack of buildings due to the earthquake of
62 A.D. caused it to be transformed into a gymnasium and hotel for the
gladiators and their families. That's why it is called Gladiators'
Barracks. The body of a fettered slave
and that of a bejewelled matron
gone to see a young gladiator were found during the excavation.