chariot race


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Noun1.chariot race - a race between ancient chariotschariot race - a race between ancient chariots  
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
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I was reading it at dinner hour, and I had just got to the chariot race when school went in.
There can be no reward so fitting as maintenance in the Prytaneum, O men of Athens, a reward which he deserves far more than the citizen who has won the prize at Olympia in the horse or chariot race, whether the chariots were drawn by two horses or by many.
You can watch a mountain bike powered chariot race tomorrow.
LEFT: Caernarfon YFC'S Bethan and Dewi wield a cross saw in a competition unique to Eryri TOP: Llangybi in the Tug of War RIGHT: Godre'r Eifl's chariot race
Roman epics used to be old news, but director Ridley Scott silences comparisons with Ben Hur and Spartacus by coolly staging a chariot race and a gladiatorial battle in the same arena and then chucking in a couple of tigers to spice things up.
If some of the characters in this tale of the early years of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi are at times a bit 2-D, the wit, humor, and pacing are just right for a Jedi light-saber fight and a jet-sled chariot race that Basil Rath bone and Buck Rogers would have envied.
In the original ``Ben Hur'' shot in 1925, 200 horses were killed in the chariot race scene, according to American Western Magazine.
The main festival site is at Harbutt's Field and the programme of events will include a Roman parade, battle reenactments by the Ermine Street Guard, a chariot race, virtual reality film showings of Roman Middlewich and trips on a Roman Galley.
The chariot race between Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd in the 1959 film Ben Hur came second in the poll, carried out by UCI cinemas to mark the forthcoming release of the latest epic Troy.
military's futuristic aircraft, to a contemporary recreation of a Roman chariot race, to a personal look inside the semi-paranoid, super-critical world of the ethical hacker.
But all this extravagance seems worthwhile since the chariot race still stands up as one of the most exciting sequences in film history.
The monumental entrance gate depicting a chariot race, the agora, the ancient avenue, the theater for ten thousand with relief-carved stones on its stage, the gymnasium complex where the youths of ancient Greece and Rome trained and practiced sports, the assembly building, the Temenos Gate in the garden of a house, the monumental fountain stranded now on the opposite side of the road, and the Ionic temple behind the theater are just a few of the remains in the city.