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The Colosseum

The Colosseum

  • Author: Keith Hopkins,Mary Beard
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847650457
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics. And the strange after story - the Colosseum has been fort, store, church, and glue factory.

The Colosseum: A History

The Colosseum: A History

  • Author: Robert B. Abrams
  • Publisher: New Word City
  • ISBN: 1640190643
  • Category: History
  • Page: 190
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More than 1,500 years have passed since the last blood – human or animal – was spilled in the Colosseum, but the massive building erected by the Flavian emperors has continued to play a role in history. This book tells the dramatic story of the Colosseum – from its bloody gladiatorial games and the sacrifice of early Christians to the dismantling of the arena and its final restoration. The book also recounts the story of Rome as viewed from the vantage point of the empire’s most impressive ruins.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

architecture, history, and entertainment in the Flavian amphitheatre, ancient Rome's most famous building

  • Author: Roberto Luciani
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 78
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The Roman Amphitheatre

The Roman Amphitheatre

From Its Origins to the Colosseum

  • Author: Katherine E. Welch
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521809443
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 355
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Amphitheater - Arena - Gladiator - Kolosseum - Römerzeit.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

  • Author: Lesley A. DuTemple
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
  • ISBN: 9780822546931
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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Describes the history of the construction, in Rome, Italy, of the Colosseum, considered by many to be the most famous building in the world.

The Flavian Amphitheatre

The Flavian Amphitheatre

(the Colosseum)

  • Author: Giuseppe Lugli
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Colosseum
  • Page: 59
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20 Fun Facts about the Colosseum

20 Fun Facts about the Colosseum

  • Author: Drew Nelson
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 148240463X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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For thousands of years, the Roman Colosseum has been a source of entertainment and awe. Ancient Romans flocked to the amphitheater to see gladiatorial fights, exotic animals, and even naval battles. Although it fell into disuse, today people from around the world come to Rome to see this amazing historic structure in person. The colorful and in-depth photographs take readers around and inside the Colosseum, and illustrations and charts help readers make the most of their reading experience.

Arena

Arena

The Story of the Colosseum

  • Author: John Pearson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1448207754
  • Category: History
  • Page: 196
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First published in 1973, Arena discusses the Year AD 80, when the Colosseum opened with quite the longest and most nauseating organized mass orgy in history. It was a mammoth celebration on the grandest scale, a fitting inauguration for an arena built to epitomize all the majesty and power of the Roman Empire, a building which also held the seeds of that Empire's decay and destruction. As well as his vivid account of the erection of the Colosseum, Mr Pearson discusses the origins of death spectacles and their evolution into highly organized games intended to enhance imperial prestige and provide the populace with an effective substitute for politics and war. 'Butchered to make a Roman holiday', the victims of this lust for slaughter were slaves and criminals, the human surplus of their day, coached for an almost certain death. One chapter highlights the perverted death-wish of many early would-be martyrs and decisively establishes that there is no evidence for the death of a single Christian martyr in the Colosseum. The book concludes with a brief survey of the building's subsequent history; looted and despoiled yet still the embodiment of Rome's spirit and greatness, it became a sublime romantic ruin, now exposed by slum-clearance as a gigantic traffic island. Mr Pearson is acutely aware of the violence that was endemic in Roman society, and in his shrewd analysis he draws disturbing parallels with the twentieth-century situation.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

  • Author: Filippo Coarelli,Ada Gabucci
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 247
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A place of grandeur and cruelty, the Colosseum has long excited the imagination of the West. As an example of architecture and public works, the Colosseum is one of imperial Rome's greatest achievements; as the site of gladiatorial battles and the humiliation of Rome's enemies, the magnificent arena reminds us of the worst excesses of the ancient world. In this magisterial study, every aspect of the Colosseum is examined, including the demography of the city at the time of its construction; the origins, administration, and staging of gladiatorial contests; the architecture of its interior and exterior, as well as its underground chambers; the amazing feats of scenery management and hydraulic engineering that allowed it to function; and the history of the Colosseum from the time of its inauguration in A. D. 80 until today. More than two hundred illustrations--including ancient coins, contemporary photographs, oil paintings and watercolor sketches, diagrams, maps of the ancient city, and aerial views--show not only every aspect of the building as it exists today but how it has been seen or imagined through the ages. Texts by scholars in the fields of art, architecture, and antiquities--prepared under the direction of the Soprintendenza Archaeologica di Roma--provide the clearest and most complete account ever published of one of the Western world's greatest monuments.

Where Is the Colosseum?

Where Is the Colosseum?

  • Author: Jim O'Connor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399541918
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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A marvel of engineering that proclaimed the might of the Emperor of Ancient Rome. The Emperor Titus opened the enormous Colosseum in AD 80 to host 100 days of games, and it will astound readers to learn what the ancient Romans found entertaining. Over 50,000 screaming fans watched gladiators battling each other to the death, men fighting exotic wild beasts, and even mock sea battles with warships floating on an arena floor flooded with water. By AD 476 the Roman Empire had fallen, and yet the ruins of the Colosseum remain a world-famous landmark of an unforgettable time. From the Trade Paperback edition.