Friday, April 01, 2005

Roman Charioteer Mosaic 4

Roman Charioteer Mosaic 4
Roman Charioteer Mosaic 4, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
The Romans loved chariot racing so I was not surprised to find a series of mosaics depicting the four factions of chariot racers denoted by their color. If I remember correctly, Robert Graves related that Tiberias became suspicious of people cheering for the green faction because the team was a favorite of Agrippina the Elder. Agrippina had publicly accused Tiberias of engineering the poisoning of her popular husband, Germanicus.

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