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Roman chariot-racing – Circus games in Ancient Rome

By |2019-08-15T17:17:38-07:00September 1st, 2017|Games, Romans|

Roman circus games: Roman chariot-racing mosaic from Vienne, France Chariot-racing and gambling In addition to gladiatorial games, people in ancient Rome also really loved chariot-racing.  Both men and women went to the races all the time. They bet on which horses would win. Chariot races were actually even more popular than the gladiatorial games. More about [...]

What does circa mean? Measuring time

By |2019-04-05T13:04:29-07:00May 30th, 2017|History|

A mosaic showing a circus from the 500s AD in Gafsa (North Africa), now in the Bardo Museum Can you see the people sitting in the stands? The central posts to turn around? The charioteers whipping the horses? What does ca. stand for? Ca. is short for the Latin word 'circa', which means [...]