Roman Games - Ancient Rome for Kids

Roman Games

Roman dice

People mean a lot of different things when they say Roman games. Sometimes they mean the sitting-down games people played with each other, like dice and checkers. Sometimes they mean the athletic games people played, like ball games.

Roman circus

Other times when people say Roman games they mean games that people went to watch, like a football game today. The Romans had two main kinds of spectator sports - gladiatorial games and circus games.

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by Professor K.E. Carr, Portland State University
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