Smell the Foam Finger

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45: Bread and Circuses

July 26, 2020

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The sports of classical Rome, including the entertainments at the arena and chariot racing.

The drinking of the beer

Tom stays tart with a Sippin’ Pretty from Odell Brewing Co., while Nic is unbearably basic with a Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewing Company.

References

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome: Beard, Mary: 9781631492228: Amazon.com: Books

I’m a middle class Roman citizen planning to check out the Colosseum. How do I find the schedule? Do I bring friends or go alone? Should I eat before, or will they have food?

What kinds of street food would of been available in Ancient Rome? : AskHistorians

How would an average Roman buy a ticket to the Coliseum? : AskHistorians

Gladiators, Chariots, and the Roman Games ushistory.org

Hippodrome - Wikipedia

Hippodrome of Constantinople - Wikipedia

Blue versus Green: Rocking the Byzantine Empire -History - Smithsonian Magazine

VIDEO: How Chariot Races in Ancient Rome Became Epic Spectacles from Rome’s Chariot Superstar: Circus Maximus - Smithsonian Channel

Chariot racing - Wikipedia

Monophysitism - Encyclopedia.com

Chariot Racing

Nika riots - Wikipedia

Empress Theodora- Purple is the Noblest Winding Sheet - Naked History

Standardbred racing

Harness racing - Wikipedia

Sulky - Wikipedia