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Retiarius vs secutor from Borghese mosaic

The primary event of a series (usually a day's worth) of gladiatorial games. Basically, the "main event" or "main attraction".

This could be anything from an epic re-creation of a historical battle, a "battle royale" between dozens of fighters, a duel between highly skilled and famous gladiators or the much-anticipated execution of a major criminal or enemy of Rome.