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Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Classical Antiquity

Built to seat over 250,000 spectators, Circus Maximus was referred to by one Greek historian as "one of the most beautiful and admirable structures in Rome." The chariot racing that took place there was the epitome of Roman entertainment but, as this video explores, also served to distract the Roman public from important matters of civic life, placating them with the spectatcle. Using primary and secondary source materials, this video is an ideal accompaniment to senior Classical Studies and Ancient History courses.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 8 min
Series: Classical Antiquity
Printable Resources: Yes

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