The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre

The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre by -

Title: The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre
Author: -
ISBN10: 0415165938
ISBN13: 978-0203188392
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 17, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
Size PDF: 1368 kb
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Rating: 4.3/5
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Pages: 304 pages
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The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre by -


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The Roman amphitheatre was a site both of bloody combat and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the might of Empire; to understand the importance of the amphitheatre is to understand a key element in the social and political life of the Roman ruling classes.Generously illustrated with 141 plans and photographs, The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre offers a comprehensive picture of the origins, development, and eventual decline of the most typical and evocative of Roman monuments.With a detailed examination of the Colosseum, as well as case studies of significant sites from Italy, Gaul, Spain and Roman North Africa, the book is a fascinating gazetteer for the general reader as well as a valuable tool for students and academics.