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The Greatest Race: Chariot-Racing in the Roman Circus

Date:

03/05/2019


The Greatest Race: Chariot-Racing in the Roman Circus

The Greatest Race: Chariot-Racing in the Roman Circus

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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This series of lectures, "Sport, Spectacle, and Games under the Roman Empire", by Professor Sinclair Bell, will look at the different ways in which sport and spectacle permeated the society and culture of the ancient Roman Empire (ca. 1-200 CE). The lectures investigate several different forms of public entertainment and leisure – gladiatorial combats and naval battles, athletics and bathing, and chariot-racing – and the respective monumental spaces in which they took place. Drawing on artistic, architectural, and archaeological evidence as well as contemporary literary sources, these lectures will wrestle with the problematic nature of their classification as sport vs. spectacle.

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Information

Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago

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