Circus Maximus

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The circus maximus in Rome was of ancient origins even by Roman standards. King Tarquinius Priscus held the first Ludi Magni dedicated to the Capitoline Jupiter in the Circus Maximus which he founded in the 7th century BC. As a mixture of religious feast, public gathering and free entertainment the Ancient Roman chariot races at the Circus Maximus were a manifestation of all that the Romans loved.

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Circus Maximus

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