Roman games

A 5-week learning sequence where students investigate the history of the Roman games using a range of sources.

Focus questions

  • Why were the Roman games so important in society and why were they created?
  • How were the gladiators and charioteers depicted in ancient Rome?
  • What armour were used during gladiatorial battles?
  • To what extent were the Roman Games a political event and serve political purpose?


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017

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