Chariot Racing

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How was a charioteer attached to the chariot?
Bindings
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What was the name of the knife that cut a charioteer free from his bindings?
Falx
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Where did the charioteers start the race?
In starting gates or boxes
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What was the name of the starting gates/boxes?
Carceres
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What was used to show how many laps remained?
Eggs or dolphins
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What was the name of the teams called?
Factio(nes)
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What was the name of the central dividing wall in the middle of the Circus?
Spina
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What did the turning post consist of?
A semi-circular platform with three pillars
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What is the latin name for turning post?
Meta
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What did charioteers wear for protection?
A crash helmet
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What was the name of this crash helmet?
Pilleus
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What is the latin name for charioteer?
Auriga
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How many laps in a race?
7
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How many races in a day?
24
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What was the name of a four horse chariot?
Quadrigae
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What was used to start a race? What was its latin name?
A cloth called the Mappa
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Give three prizes given to the race winner
Palm, wreath and money
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What were the colours of the race teams?
Red, white, blue and green
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What extra colours did Domitian add in?
Gold and purple
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What is the name of the leather strap around a charioteer's torso?
Fasciae
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What was the distance from the starting boxes to the starting line?
170m
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What was the name given to the occasions when chariot racing took place?
Ludi
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Which God was honoured at the Circus Maximus?
Consus
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What was Consus the god of?
Fertility
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What was the approximate distance of the race?
5Km
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Who would commonly race?
Slaves or freedmen
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What was the maximum number of chariots that would compete in one race?
12
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Which horse was the most important horse in a four horse chariot?
Inside
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What was the floor made of in the Circus?
Sand
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What was the name of the procession before the races?
Pompa
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Give the names of two famous charioteers
Scorpus and Diocles
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What is an obelisk
An anchor or pole at each end of the spina
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What was the name of the horses that raced on the outside/ inside?
Funales
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What was the name of the knife that cut a charioteer free from his bindings?

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Falx

Card 3

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Where did the charioteers start the race?

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Card 4

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What was the name of the starting gates/boxes?

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Card 5

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What was used to show how many laps remained?

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