The Greatest Race: Chariot-Racing in the Roman Circus

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When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

This series of lectures, "Sport, Spectacle, and Games under the Roman Empire", by Professor Sinclair Bell, will look at the different ways in which sport and spectacle permeated the society and culture of the ancient Roman Empire (ca. 1-200 CE). The lectures investigate several different forms of public entertainment and leisure – gladiatorial combats and naval battles, athletics and bathing, and chariot-racing – and the respective monumental spaces in which they took place.

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