Circus Factions Mosaic from Sousse

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Carole Raddato
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published on 27 May 2024
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Roman mosaic representing a circus scene, 3rd century CE. It depicts four horses identified by name and their respective charioteers from the four different factions, each indicated by a colour: Pupillus represents the blue faction (factio veneta), Cupido the white (factio albata), Amator the green (factio prasina) and Aura the red (factio russata).

Sousse Archaeological Museum, Tunisia.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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