This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Number of games

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Cutting off the head on a mosaic
Cutting off the head on a mosaic

Augustus demanded officials of organizing the performances. These was so expensive that they led the officials to ruin and often required financial support from Augustus himself. It was a way to prevent the officials from getting too rich, which was a pain in the time of the republic.

Such an interpretation goes hand in hand with numerous laws, as we would say today, “anti-corruption”, which were initiated and adopted by Augustus during his tenure. The obligation to organize the Games was pushed in Rome to praetors and included the provision of 120 pairs of gladiators. Tiberius has reduced the number to 100 and has prohibited the organization of the games to private individuals, and Claudius has replaced the praetors with quaestors.

  • J. Carcopino, Widowiska, str.  222

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: