My topic was the Roman Games and Circus Maximus. One of the main events in the Circus Maximus was chariot racing. The chariots were so hard to control they often crashed, this was called being shipwrecked. Many racers and horses died from these events. Gladiator battles were another big sport in Ancient Rome. There were three main types of gladiators sometimes they were all in the same battle but often they were separated. Most gladiators were prisoners because of the extremely high risk of this sport. Lanistas were the gladiators’ bosses essentially, they told them when to fight and how to fight. All of these games were dangerous and much different than the sports we know today.
(My citations are on Megan Connolly’s post)