Thrill of the Race: Chariot Racing in Needham

Event Information

  • Starts: 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Ends: 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Chariot-racing attracted massive crowds throughout Roman history, and spectators were captivated by its speed and danger. It was also big business. As an organized sports industry, there were four popular teams (or ‘factions’), and fanatical fans who were willing to fight, gamble, start riots, or even cast magical spells to help their favorite team. In this talk, you will learn about the race, the Circus, the drivers, and the horses. Come discover a fascinating and exciting part of ancient society! SED will host a complimentary reception for our alumni prior to the talk.

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