Chariot and Horse in the Ancient World
- Monday 12 February 2018
- 6:00PM - 7:00PM
- Penn Museum
Photo: Onyx and Chalcedony cameo, Greco-Roman Period, from the Penn Museum’s Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems.
Dr. John R. Hale, archaeologist and Director of Liberal Studies, University of Louisville, has directed fieldwork at the extensive Roman horse farm of Torre de Palma in Portugal (modern Lusitania), where mosaic artists created portraits of five famous stallions. In this illustrated lecture, he shows how chariot-racing became the most popular sport in the ancient Roman world, when hippodromes like the Circus Maximus in Rome became the largest of all Roman public structures. Program sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America Philadelphia Society.
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