National Geographic : 1940 Mar
00 Photograph byJohn Patric SCHOOLGIRLS STAGE AN ATHLETIC DRILL IN THE VERONA AMPHITHEATER, WHERE GLADIATORS FOUGHT WILD BEASTS From the wooden stand the instructor directs the girls through a loud-speaker (left). Wonderfully well preserved,this old Roman arena originally seated 25,000 spectators. Next to the Colosseum in Rome, it is the largest still standing (page 354). Operaispresented here insummer.