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Podcast Episode 73: The Circus Maximus


Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast! In this episode, I am covering one of the biggest sports arenas of all time: The Circus Maximus!


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The Circus Maximus today

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A model showing the Circus Maximus as it would have looked during the 4th century CE

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The Obelisk Flaminio, now in the Piazza del Popolo

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A coin from Trajan's reign showing the newly restored Circus Maximus

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Sources


SPQR by Mary Beard (affiliate link)


https://www.worldhistory.org/Circus_Maximus/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_Maximus


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_circus


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aventine_Hill


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatine_Hill

https://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/chariot.html#:~:text=Chariot%20Races%20%7C%20PBS&text=Less%20violent%20than%20the%20gladiators,fierce%20passions%20from%20their%20supporters.&text=Chariot%20races%20took%20place%20in,could%20seat%20nearly%20200%2C000%20spectators.


https://www.britannica.com/sports/ludi-publici


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