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The Sports and Politics of the Hippodrome Chariot Races

The Hippodrome was the social and sporting center of Constantinople, which is the capital of Byzantium. The Hippodrome was used for entertainment, the biggest being the chariot and horse races. The races were done with four teams; Blues, Reds, Whites and Greens. The Byzantine empire had well developed associations, also known as demes, that supported […]

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