There are two types of the Roman games, the morning games and the afternoon games. The morning games happened into the morning, and it was when armed Humans would be enclosed in an area to fight animals. Sometimes, an unarmed criminal or slave would be put into the arena. In the afternoon games, gladiators would fight each other for the fun of the emperor. Gladiators were people who were either slaves or criminals. There were at least 25 different types of Gladiators, but there were four main types. These four main types of Gladiators were the Samnites, Thracians, Retiarius, and the Murmillos. The only difference between the different types of Gladiators was the differences of their weapons and armours.
Chariot racing was another Roman game. The track was 1800 feet long and 600 feet wide. That means that the area of the track was about 108,000 square feet! The stadium held about 250,000 spectators. There would be 12 chariots, and the race was about 12 laps long. Chariot racing was very dangerous, because at sharp turns, most chariots get too bunched up and could crash. These races usually involved injuries, or even death. Even though those who survive and win could become quite rich and famous.
The Senators used the Roman games to sway the Romans to the Senators own choices. When they wanted popularity, they would start the Roman games. They gained all sorts of popularity through making the Romans happy, and so then the Romans would spread the word that the Senators were the best and then many people would come to like the Senators. Many human and animal lives, among with millions of dollars are wasted; they could have fun.
The Roman games were very different from the Greek games. The slaves did much of the heavy work, thus the Roman citizens had a lot of free time. The Roman games were just a distraction to forget about the Romans citizen’s lives. The results of games like chariot racing usually ended in injuries and deaths. On the other hand, the Greek games were for the worship of men. The Greeks wanted to win a title for themselves, and they did not want people to be injured.
The Roman games were very dangerous. Neither of the games was for the right purpose, which is to praise God. The Roman games were to have fun and go crazy, while the Greek games were to praise God's creation, us. The Roman games and Greek games differed greatly. The Roman's games were violent, and the Greek's games were peaceful.