" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 9, 2023

The Roman Circus Never Ended?πŸ€‘πŸŒπŸ•³πŸŽͺπŸŒŽπŸ‡πŸŽ πŸŒ

Watching the
1925 and 1959 movies Ben-Hur I never realized that the 
Roman circus was still with us today in the form of the racetrack -
Ben-Hur (1959)
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A Roman circus (from the Latin word that means "circle") was a large open-air venue normally used for chariot races and horse races, although sometimes served other purposes. It was similar to the ancient Greek hippodrome. Along with theatres and amphitheatres, circuses were one of the main entertainment venues of the time."
"Similar buildings, called stadia were used for Greek style athletics, but these were typically smaller than circuses."
"According to Edward Gibbon, in Chapter XXXI of his work The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, the Roman people, at the start of the 5th century:
...still considered the Circus as their home, their temple, and the seat of the republic.
"According to disc jockeys at the time the song [Goodbye Cruel World] was released, the calliope-like riff used in the song based on the "Entrance of the Gladiators" theme, was a synthesized recording of a woman's voice rather than a musical instrument."
"The song [Goodbye Cruel World] was also featured in Steven Spielberg's 2022 semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans, accompanying the montage sequence where Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle) documents his high school's Senior Ditch Day on film."
ONCE Upon a Time.../The Fabelmans?πŸ₯―

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