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Turning from expertise in gladiators to chariot racing, classicist Fik Meijer pieces together the early history of racing amongst the Greeks and Etruscans, the realization by Julius Caesar and Augustus of the political uses that might be made of popular sports as a public safety valve, the development of the four factions (green, red, blue and white), celebrity charioteers, bookies, Ovid's verse handbook for picking up women at the track, John Chrysostom's lament that more people knew the names of famous horses than the apostles, the Nike riots, and of course, an analysis of the chariot-racing scene in Ben-Hur (Lew Wallace made most of it up).
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