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date: 31 October 2020

horse‐ and chariot‐races 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

In the funeral games for Patroclus the chariot‐race is the premier event (Homer Iliad 23). The heroes drive two‐horse chariots normally used in battle over an improvised cross‐country course, round a distant mark and home again. Similar funeral games for other heroes are recorded. But, despite the story of the race by which ... ...

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