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Arena : the story of the Colosseum

Author: John Pearson
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pearson, John, 1930-
Arena.
New York : McGraw-Hill, 1973
(OCoLC)643546590
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Pearson
ISBN: 0070490317 9780070490314
OCLC Number: 618503
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The emperor's hundred days --
Origins --
Arena and disorder --
Vespasian --
Construction --
Gladiators --
The beasts --
Hub of empire --
The game --
Christian victory.
Responsibility: John Pearson ; with 151 black-and-white illustrations.

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"The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world."--Wikipedia.

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