Circus Factions Mosaic from Sousse

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Carole Raddato
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published on 27 May 2024
Circus Factions Mosaic from Sousse Download Full Size Image

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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Raddato, C. (2024, May 27). Circus Factions Mosaic from Sousse. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18989/circus-factions-mosaic-from-sousse/

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Raddato, Carole. "Circus Factions Mosaic from Sousse." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 27, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18989/circus-factions-mosaic-from-sousse/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Circus Factions Mosaic from Sousse." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 May 2024. Web. 18 Jul 2024.

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