Byzantine Stories Episode 3 – Porphyrius the Charioteer. Part 2 – Joining the Sun

The Imperial District in Constantinople

The Imperial District in Constantinople

The Hippodrome by Antoine Helbert (antoine-helbert.com)

The Hippodrome by Antoine Helbert (antoine-helbert.com)

Relief of Porphyrius the Charioteer (now in the Istanbul Archeological Museum)

Relief of Porphyrius the Charioteer (now in the Istanbul Archeological Museum)

2nd relief of Porphyrius the Charioteer (now in the Istanbul Archeological Museum)

2nd relief of Porphyrius the Charioteer (now in the Istanbul Archeological Museum)

In part 2 we go down to the Hippodrome floor to see the glorious arena Constantine built and discover how a race was won. Then we cover the life story of Porphyrius from child prodigy to retiring champion. Finally we see the historical detective work which made this story possible.

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4 thoughts on “Byzantine Stories Episode 3 – Porphyrius the Charioteer. Part 2 – Joining the Sun

  1. Crowd in Rio chanting “Zika” at sporting event

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/rio-2016/2016/08/07/beach-volleyball-crowd-zika-jeers-americans/88366392/

    Couldn’t help but remind me of a similar chant at the hippodrome that didn’t end so well…

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    Crowd in Rio chanting “Zika” at sporting event

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/rio-2016/2016/08/07/beach-volleyball-crowd-zika-jeers-americans/88366392/

    Couldn’t help but remind me of another crowd chanting something similar at the hippodrome… which didn’t turn out too well for them.

  3. ArcticXerxes

    Looking forward to the next episode…

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