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Stadium Types in the Ancient World

Sports, games and competitions were an essential part of life in Antiquity.

'A sound mind in a healthy body'
Juvenal, Satire X, line 10.356–64

The Ancient Greeks respected and highly esteemed sports and worshipped their heroes. They conveyed this passion for physical exercise to the Romans.

What were the buildings where competitions and games took place? What did stadiums look like? Were they similar to the ones in present days? And what did circuses look like? Where in the world can their ruins be seen? What is an amphitheatre?