Circus Maximus a place to compete

King Tarquinius Priscus, fifth under the mandate of ancient Rome built the Circus Maximus, a stadium made ​​to compete in races. Located between the valley of the Aventine and Palantino mountains.

In Roman civilization it was not the biggest circus with its 621 meters long and 118 meters wide. It had a capacity of 300,000 spectators and was a model for the circuses of the cities of the empire.

Circuses were for many years the most important recreational facilities of the Roman cities with theaters, among the activities carried out are the public games as the ancient chariot races among other shows.

In racing, the competitors tried to give seven times the Circus Maximus in small horse-drawn carts and prizes were somewhat higher than prestige or money as often slaves was fighting for his freedom.