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Rome's Chariot Superstar

In 90 A.D., ancient Rome played host to a sporting spectacle that attracted crowds three times the size of the Colosseum's gladiator games: chariot racing. Every week, 150,000 fans packed the massive Circus Maximus, not just to cheer on the speed, fury, and danger of the races, but to witness the champion charioteer, Flavius Scorpus. Examine his improbable rise from young slave to arguably the most successful competitor in the sport's history.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2019 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History

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Circus Maximus

Episode 1x02; Apr 21, 2019

As his stardom continued to rise, envy and superstitions became as dangerous to Scorpus as his rivals on the track.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x02: Circus MaximusApr 21, 2019
1x01: Slave to StarApr 21, 2019
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