Circus Skills Club
Unlike many other forms of entertainment, such as theatre, ballet, opera, vaudeville, movies
and television, the history of circus history is not widely known. The most popular
misconception is that modern circus dates back to Roman times. But the Roman “circus”
was, in fact, the precursor of modern horse racing (the Circus Maximus was a racetrack). The
only common denominator between Roman and modern circuses is the word circus which,
in Latin as in English, means “circle”.