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Chariot Racing in the Roman Empire

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ISBN-10: 0801896975

ISBN-13: 9780801896972

Edition: 2011

Authors: Fik Meijer, Liz Waters

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A massive crowd of people, cloaked in the colors of their beloved athletes, slowly fill a 150,000-seat arena to cheer on their favorite teams. Athletes enter the stadium amid great pomp and circumstance as opposing fans hurl insults at one another and place bets on the day's outcome. Although this familiar scene might describe a contemporary football game, it also portrays a day at the chariot races in ancient Rome, where racers were the sports stars of the ancient world.Following close on the heels of his successful book on gladiators, Fik Meijer reveals all there is to know about chariot racing in the Roman Empire. After recounting the Nika riot of 532 AD -- where tens of thousands of…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.09" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.924