Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[1] Panem et circenses

Many spectators are depicted in the southern apse, and from their clothing we can tell they are all high-ranking people watching the race.  Among them, we notice two men handing out bread on rectangular trays. Under its arches, the Circus Maximus concealed a very long portico full of shops and food on display. Usually the audience brought olives, cheeses and other foodstuffs to the steps and consumed them while attending the show.