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  1. Roman Games

  2. 2 main spectator sports • Gladiatorial Games • Circus Games

  3. Circus Games • Checkers • Juggling • Dice • Backgammon • Animal tricks

  4. Gladiatorial Games • 300 BC • Chariot Racing • Armed men and women would fight • Ludi • Romans encouraged these gladiators to fight beasts (Bears, Lions, Tigers, Bulls) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwi3xROzpSE&feature=grec_index

  5. Gladiatorial Fights • Animals would be brought in from all over the world and treated badly in order to ensue a fight • This still occurs somewhere in the world. Where? • Lunch break at noon with other forms of entertainment • Singing • Dancing • Criminal Punishment

  6. Gladiators • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTX3vm_rhvs • Romans believed the gladiator fights were for the Gods’ satisfaction • Within the amphitheater, rich people sat below while poor stood up top

  7. Coliseums • Roman Coliseum was the biggest in the world • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO1NQy4oyJs