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.

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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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