A question that many, by which I mean "I," have pondered is whether the essentially static display of crucifixion would offer the kind of arena entertainment that the typical depraved and degraded Roman mob would expect demand.
I believe the Damian promo pics below, featuring kinda/sorta crucifixions and an array of atrocious tortures, offer a plausible scenario.
Some more promos, three of Damian’s post-nail-embargo manips.
#1 is, like the slave punishment above, not an execution. In this case, it’s a group hardy hired swords having a bit of well deserved R&R. In the end the ladies will be worse for wear, but not a lunch buffet for carrion feeders. But #2 and especially #3 are clearly meant to be executions, and the absence of nails is keenly felt.
By me, anyway.
In any case, floor is open to comments along the lines of "Quit yer bitchin', will ya?! Jeez!"
So the soldiers, out of the wrath and hatred they bore the Jews, nailed those they caught, one after one way, and another after another, to the crosses, by way of jest, when their multitude was so great, that room was wanting for the crosses, and crosses wanting for the bodies.
I personally prefer crucifixion, and in these examples the viewer will note the renowned Amy Hesketh is the star of #3. And I have a problem with #4; I consider the combination of BATS and crucifixion to be a bit of overkill. But I am widely known to be a wuss.