Colchester Archaeology Talks present: Roman Life – Chariot Racing

ONLINE TALK on March 25, 2021 at 19:30 – 20:30,  £4.75

Chariot racing was the greatest spectator sport of the Roman period. With its racing teams, star drivers and celebrity horses, it provided sports fans with all the elements necessary to engage and excite. The fanatical support of a team colour is just of the legacies. Emperors soon realised that the races served a political role – especially in Rome.

The provision of games kept the populace ‘on side’, acting as a safety valve on social unrest.

Tickets are only £4.75, click here to buy yours.

‘ROMAN LIFE’ talk series

The ‘Roman Life’ series of entertaining online talks from the knowledgeable Romanist, Richard Bale explores different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the hows and whys of a topic, so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors.




Richard Bale

Each talk is presented via Zoom and lasts around 45 minutes, with Richard being available to answer your questions.