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Producer: Lion TV,Smithsonian Networks,Channel 4,Arte,ZDF,ZDF Enterprises
Genres: Documentary
People: Arte, Channel 4, Lion TV, Smithsonian Networks, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises
The Greatest Race

2 x 50' / 4K / UHD

They were the superstars of their time, every child knew their names and even emperors prided themselves on them: the charioteers of ancient Rome. This documentary goes behind the scenes of the greatest spectacle of the classical world as it closely follows the legendary rise of the young Scorpus from a slave to one of the most successful charioteers in the lion’s den at the impressive Circus Maximus, which held more than 150,000 spectators. At the time, chariot races were as popular as football or Formula 1 are today. They were an integral part of society that linked the emperor to the people: everyone identified with them.

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