Tradition

The quadriga (Latin quadri-, four, and jiugum, yoke ) is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast.

The Quadriga was invented by the Assyrians who soon turned them into war chariots.

Throughout time, other people assimilated and incorporated them to their armies.

The Roman people then, turned the Quadrigas race into a sport. The Quadriga was adopted in the ancient Roman chariot racing, being the Circus Maximus in Rome, stage for many of them.

At that time, on the contrary to what happens today, little they were worried about the physical integrity of their participants.

The races attracted crowds of spectators and were watched by all social groups, from the common people to the Emperor.

The Roman Quadrigas race were extinct in 400 AD.

A Tradição