The owner wins the victory, as with modern horse racing. They breed horses, fund
training, hire the chaiorteers, jockeys.
Although the staffs names are sometimes also known
Charioteers often slaves and or foreign.
Ownership not restricted to men
Euandria had men as contestants
Period we will study is ca. 300BC-400AD
Roman govt 509BC-27BC-Republic: officials reflected by popular vote
One year term of office
No pay for public service
In this way similar to many Greek city-states
The privileging of competition
But in ways that do not threaten society, government
An outlet for elite competition-the polis can limit opportunities for elite society
Often a way to preserve elite society and competition