Thursday, September 26, 2019

Fact of the Day: Ancient Racing

Racing as a sport has been around for about as long as human history. Obvious art of it has been found on Greek pottery and chariot racing was described in Homer's Iliad. 

3 comments:

Kay said...

We were at the Circus Maximus in Rome a long, long time ago with our kids. They had a hard time imagining chariots going around and around. Granted, I don't think they ever saw Ben Hur.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure one thing that stuck

Huggybear said...

The thrill of the race - some movies like "Ben Hur" and to a lessor extent "The Gladiator" depict the thrills, chills, pageantry and damn-right bloodiness of it with obviously amazing photography.
I am damn sure I'd preferred to be on one horse racing rather than handling 4 steamed up chargers!
Colin

PS: I noted today that the DVD of the movie "Downtown Abbey" will be released here in Australia for Christmas. That's my present to myself!