Flashcards in Chariot Racing Deck (12):
How many people would watch?
How many races did they watch?
24 a day
Chariot game in which mythological scenes were played for real
How long was the Circus Maximus and why was it designed that way?
600m long- designed to enable them to build up real speed
What in particular did people like about the racing?
-That they had a chance to bet on who won
-you could go for free
How would you identify the racers from far away?
They wore colours - White, Green, Red, Blue
Perks for the drivers
-best people like Diocles were paid a lot (35 million once retired)
Danger of race
At the metae there was a sharp turn and people would try overtake and it was hard to control the chariot
-place to see Emperor
-place to meet celebs and opposite sex
How many laps were there?