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    What Happened in Rome’s Circus Maximus? (Video)

    The Circus Maximus, a sprawling amphitheater nestled between the Palatine Palace and the Aventine Hill, epitomized the grandeur of ancient Roman entertainment. Originally a venue for celebratory games, it blossomed into a multifaceted arena under the influence of Greek chariot racing, hosting diverse events like animal hunts and triumphal processions. Constructed in various phases, the Circus Maximus reached its zenith…

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    From Ancient Greece to Now: the Bravado of Athletes Transcends Centuries

    Peter J. Miller/The Conversation “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I was really the greatest.” This quote from Muhammad Ali summarizes his legendary wit. But it also indicates the self-confidence and attitude that characterizes so many athletes. Since the beginning of…

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