Chariot racing is an old Greek,Roman sport that was created for entertainment chariot race is one driver pulled by horse. The racers race in circles in the Circus maximus (building they were normally held in)These races are dangerous for both the horse and driver!
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The Circus Maximus was used for chariot racing and it was very difficult to cheat in a chariot race. The chariots were almost impossible to tamper with because the racers all raced in teams, and members of the driver's team milling around the chariots in the staging area, would certainly be aware of any funny business. The only way cheating could possibly happen was by bribery. The winner's team was paid to "gang up" or block other drivers enabling their man to take the lead. However this method did not always work as the prize money in a race was often substantial and would be far more than what a driver could earn by a bribe; also the opportunity to block in a fast moving chariot race did not always present itself.
Chariot racing is an old ancient Greek and Roman sport that was created for entertainment. Chariot race is one driver pulled by a horse in a chariot. The racers race in circles in the Circus maximus (building they were normally held in)These races are dangerous for both the horse and driver. Ancient Romans and Greeks hold races everyday for the entertainment of the people. If one won, or even just survived, they would become famous because the life expectancy of a charioteer was not very long. They could win money and if one was a slave could buy their own freedom.
Chariot racing is a dangerous sport. In Roman times professional chariot racers could become very wealthy indeed. One can watch movies about chariot racing on YouTube.
The ancient gladiators did not have cheerleaders as we know them. They could have a group of their fans who sat in a section and cheered them on. It was the chariot racers that had organized "cheerleaders". Entire sections of the circus would be taken up with the fans of the factions.
There was a procession of the chariots while a speaker announced the racers to the spectators.
Yes, horse racers did compete in a "circus" but during the times horse races were part of the circus, it was not what you think of as a circus. There may have been some comical relief during the show, but most circuses were brutal war fights and skirmishes to the death.
in 532 c.e. at a chariot race many pesants rioted because of justinian arresting some of the racers.
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