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Gaius Appuleius Diocles

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Gaius Appuleius Diocles (104  after 146 AD) was a Roman charioteer. His existence and career are attested by two highly detailed contemporary inscriptions, used by modern historians to help reconstruct the likely conduct and techniques of chariot racing. He has been described in some modern sources as the highest-paid athlete of all time.[1]

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Gaius Appuleius Diocles
Mosaic depicting a chariot racer from the Red team.
Born104 AD
Lusitania, Roman Empire
(now Portugal, and bordering parts of Western Spain)
Diedafter 146 AD
Praeneste, Roman Empire
(now Palestrina, Italy)
Career winsFirst place, 1,462: placed in 1,438 more (mostly in second place)