Geneva Library Foundation Presents Roman Sport & Spectacle
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For most, the topic of sport in Ancient Rome conjures images of gladiators battling to the death on the sands of the Colosseum. This is primarily the result of contemporary film and television. The popular belief that gladiatorial combats were the premiere spectacle of Rome and that these events attracted the biggest audiences and the most partisan fans is only one of many misperceptions surrounding the history of sport and spectacle of Ancient Rome. Join the Geneva Library Foundation and its guest, Professor Sinclair Bell, and explore the true passion of Roman sport fans: chariot racing.