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Roman chariot-racing – Circus games in Ancient Rome

By |2019-01-14T05:26:25+00:00September 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 |2017-05-30T11:10:43+00:00May 30th, 2017|History|

Ca. is short for the Latin word 'circa', which means 'around'. It means that we don't know exactly what year this event happened in, but it was around this time. This word 'circa' is related to the word 'circus', which the Romans used to mean a circular racetrack. And it is related to our word [...]