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Androcles

lion roman

Androcles, in Roman legend, slave who was thrown to the wild animals in the Roman arena but was spared by a lion from whose paw he had once extracted a thorn. Amazed at the lion's behavior, the Roman officials pardoned Androcles and presented him with the lion.

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