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The Colosseum

Author: Ada Gabucci; Filippo Coarelli
Publisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Rome's great architectural monument - the Colosseum. It explores the Colosseum's construction, architecture, uses and administration. Over 200 images, ranging from coins to paintings,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ada Gabucci; Filippo Coarelli
ISBN: 0892366486 9780892366484
OCLC Number: 150843407
Notes: Translation of Il Colosseo, originally published in 1999.
Description: 247 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 29 cm
Contents: The Colosseum in the Urban and Demographic Context of Imperial Rome / Filippo Coarelli --
The World of the Gladiators / Cinzia Vismara --
The Origins of Gladiator Shows --
Public Entertainment Venues --
The Amphitheater's Beginnings and Structure --
A Day of Spectacle --
Organizing the Shows and Barracks / Gian Luca Gregori --
The Gladiators / Cinzia Vismara and Gian Luca Gregori --
The Venatio: a Staged Animal Act --
Torture and Dangerous Games --
Public Approval, Criticism by Intellectuals --
Martyrs --
Legislation on the Arena Shows / Gian Luca Gregori --
The End of the Gladiators / Gian Luca Gregori --
The Architecture and Function of the Colosseum / Rossella Rea --
The Monument's Architecture / Rossella Rea and Silvia Orlandi --
The Exterior --
The Interior --
The Underground Chambers --
The Colosseum through the Centuries / Rosella Rea --
Original Use from A.D. 80 to 523 --
Signs of Continued Use after Antiquity / Rossella Rea and Silvia Orlandi --
From Ruins to Monument --
The Water System of the Colosseum / Leonardo Lombardi --
Roman Hydraulic Technology --
The Water System.
Other Titles: Colosseo.
Responsibility: Filippo Coarelli [and others] ; edited by Ada Gabucci.

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