Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Naumachia (Greek "sea-fight"), in ancient Rome, was a public spectacle, consisting of the representation of a naval battle, in which gladiators fought as they did in the amphitheatre. The first naumachia took place on a sheet of water in the Campus Martius, made for the purpose by Julius Caesar (46 B.C.).

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
1 John 3:16