P19_S&C_Roman Chariot Racing

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6/14/11 The Most Dangerous Sport of All? Injury and death were frequently the outcome of these races. Crowding at the turn post inevitably caused serious and unavoidable accidents. Participants who were thrown from the chariots were often trampled to death by other teams of horses.
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6/14/11 factiones There were four factiones (racing clubs or racing associations) signified by colors: Two main groups of the Blues ( veneti ) and the Greens ( prasini ), and two subsidiary factiones of the Reds ( russati ) and the Whites ( albati ). Accordingly the number of participants could always be divided by four, with each of the factiones having one two or
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6/14/11 Roman Chariot
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6/14/11 Biga: Two-Horse Chariot
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6/14/11 Quadriga: Four-Horse Chariot
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6/14/11 Auriga : Roman Charioteer
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6/14/11 Aurigae The aurigae were usually slaves or freedmen who could win great fame for success in the chariot races.
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course CLAS 240 taught by Professor Beck during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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