Roman Mosaic with Charioteers

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 09 June 2015
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Mosaic depicting a charioteer and horse from each of the four circus factions (Red, White, Blue, and Green), 3rd century CE (Palazzo Massimo all Terme, Rome).
Chariot-racing was the most popular sport in ancient Rome, and the Blues and Greens were the most popular factions. Emperors Vitellius and Caracalla both supported the Blues. But it is the Greens, first mentioned in 35 CE, who enjoyed the greatest popularity.

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About the Author

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. (2015, June 09). Roman Mosaic with Charioteers. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3920/roman-mosaic-with-charioteers/

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Mosaic with Charioteers." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 09, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3920/roman-mosaic-with-charioteers/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Mosaic with Charioteers." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Jun 2015. Web. 04 Aug 2021.