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Why did the Romans do chariot racing

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Same reason we do NASCAR and other racing. Because it's fun and entertaining.

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In the Roman form of chariot racing, teams represented different groups of financial backers and sometimes competed for the services of particularly skilled drivers. These teams became the focus of intense support among spectators, and occasional disturbances broke out between followers of different factions.

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Informative answer!
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For the same reason anyone enters a race, to show who is the fastest, nastiest, most violent driver around. They couldn't put sponsors stickers on their horses, so they used the chariot, eat at Ceasers pizza, Cleopatra's house of Togas. The chariot was their tank, so you take on other tanks to see who's the toughest

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Contemporary way of putting it...but....dead accurate!
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Say, who says they didn't use sponsor stickers- or maybe 'banners'-? Just because they left it out in the movies....
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Could Rome have been more 20th century than we think? 1000 years or so was a long time for them to develop as a nation. What would've survived, apart from stone and stories? The Romans built things to LAST once. But so did WE- once! (Just a fun thought) D-21
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Pride and aggressiveness may have been a factor; along with what others have just said.

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Because it's FUN!

"Well, she got her daddy's car
and she cruised through the hamburger stand, now
Seems she forgot all about the library
like she told her old man, now
And with the radio blastin'
goes cruisin' just as fast as she can, now

And she'll have fun, fun, fun
'til her daddy takes the T-bird away
fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-bird away

Well, the girls can't stand her
'cause she walks, looks, and drives like an ace, now
She makes the Indy 500 look like ROMAN CHARIOT RACE, now
A lot of guys try to catch her
but she leads 'em on a wild goose chase, now

And she'll have fun, fun, fun
'til her daddy takes the T-bird away
fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-bird away ..."

- Beach Boys

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I don't know if it was helpful, but it took more effort than my answer took. Kinda true, too. Exchange 't-bird' with 'chariot', and you've got a real song! LOL!
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