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Teaching Gladiators, chariots, and the Roman Games

Gladiators, chariots, and the Roman Games

The Etruscans of northern Italy originally held public games, which featured such events as gladiator battles and chariot races, as a sacrifice to the gods.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What made gladiatorial contests and public games so popular among the ancient Romans?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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