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Roman games were much like Greek games but there was more physical contact sports such as Gladiator combats man against beast and water battles Chariot races were the same as the Greek chariot races Rome had many different types of chariots Biage were chariots pulled by two horses and quadrigae chariots were pulled by four horses Each race had 12 chariots going on one track at once The racers would take 7 laps around the arena which would be a total of 5 miles long Teams of four chariots would be either red blue green or red in the chariot racing Gladiators combat was where two men fought until one was dead The gladiators would be armed with a weapon to make the battle more interesting The gladiators were usually slaves or captives Rich people would pay gladiators to go to school that taught them to fight Many gladiators had armor mostly on their arm area or their legs Some gladiators didnt have any armor but just a weapon and a shield Some times they would flood the arena with water and have battles with ships Alligators would be in the water so that when a gladiator fell off he would get eaten by the alligator Another reason why the arena would be flooded was because they would face crocodiles as well Man against beast battle was when one man fights with a snake a deer a lion a bear or even an elephant Roman Ball was more of a recreational sport The rules as described by WJKowalski on the Internet is There were 2 concentric circles on the ground 5 feet and 20 feet in diameter Players 3 or more stand or run anywhere outside the large circle The ball must bounce in the inner circle and pass beyond the outer circle If the ball is not caught and hits the ground the thrower gets a point The player who catches
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