Mosaic with Circus Scene

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Carole Raddato
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published on 26 November 2014
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Mosaic depicting a quadriga of the factio prasina (‘the Greens,’ representing the spring), 3rd century CE, from Rome. (National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid)
The green team is victorious. Their admired steeds have performed splendidly, particularly the funalis horse on the left which is responsible for making close turns around the spina, the riskiest manoeuvre in the race.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, November 26). Mosaic with Circus Scene. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3275/

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