Sports them and Now: Roman times Essay

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SPORTS THEN AND NOW

ROMAN GAMES AND MODERN TIMES

Throughout history, sports have evolved into today's organized professional elite sports.

Through certain periods in history sports were very different then they are today and meant very

different things to the cultures in society of those times. During Roman periods people did not

take part in organized team sports as they do today. In modern times most of the popular sports

of the day have professional counterparts. A person can take the sport which he likes into a

career.

During Roman times much of the population was centered outside the cities. They took

place in various folk games which unfortunately we have
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Two thousand years later, in our modern society people sit

by the water cooler and talk about Sunday football game. In this way modern professional sports

are the same as the Roman games of two thousand years past. Sports today give the average Joe a

six pack something to keep his or her (if you are Jill six pack) mind occupied. Sports of today are

mainly driven like almost everything else in our society - by money.

SPORTS THEN AND NOW

ROMAN GAMES AND MODERN TIMES

Throughout history, sports have evolved into today's organized professional elite sports.

Through certain periods in history sports were very different then they are today and meant very

different things to the cultures in society of those times. During Roman periods people did not

take part in organized team sports as they do today. In modern times most of the popular sports

of the day have professional counterparts. A person can take the sport which he likes into a

career.

During Roman times much of the population was centered outside the cities. They took

place in various folk games which unfortunately we have little record of today. In most of

the urban centers during the Roman empire there were huge spectacles which were watched like

they are in our modern times, in big stadiums with a large audience. Roman games

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