The Colosseum

The Colosseum

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Roman History
Paperback Published on: 14/04/2011
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781846684708
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 162g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm

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