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The Colosseum

Author: Keith Hopkins; Mary Beard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Series: Wonders of the world (Cambridge, Mass.)
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This is 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-life.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hopkins, Keith, 1934-
Colosseum.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607635496
Online version:
Hopkins, Keith, 1934-
Colosseum.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)609034922
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Hopkins; Mary Beard
ISBN: 0674018958 9780674018952 0674060318 9780674060319
OCLC Number: 58594999
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2005.
Description: x, 214 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Chapter 1. The Colosseum Now... --
Chapter 2. ...and Then --
Chapter 3. The Killing Fields --
Chapter 4. The People of the Colosseum --
Chapter 5. Bricks and Mortar --
Chapter 6. Life after Death --
Making a visit?
Series Title: Wonders of the world (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard.

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The reality of the Colosseum is much stranger than legend as explained by two classical historians in an account of ancient Rome's most famous monument, detailing its construction, the gladiatorial  Read more...

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In her concise portrait Beard shines a torch into the dark recesses of the building's long history and illuminates a gladiator here, a fresco there, a medieval bullfight there...Here there is a Read more...

 
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