ANOTHER FORM OF PUNISHMENT
When a slave has proven to be unresponsive to the lash an owner has very few options if the slave continues to be disobedient or to fulfill his work quotas. One option is of course simply to dispose of the slave - although the new “truth is selling regulations” mean that the unsatisfactory nature of the slave has to be revealed, and there’s a big consequent loss on the sale. Disobedience and violence can be tackled by the castration of the slave - perhaps only taking one ball initially, but this is no good for countering idleness.
The owner of this slave is trying out a new method of punishment - he’s loaned the slave to the local gladiator school to be used by the gladiators as a training tool. It is hoped that after several sessions of being beaten up, and then of being brutally raped by the virile gladiators overnight, the slave will change his attitude!