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The Colosseum

Author: Keith Hopkins; Mary Beard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Series: Wonders of the world (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Hopkins; Mary Beard
ISBN: 9780674018952 0674018958 9780674060319 0674060318
OCLC Number: 910686438
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2005.
Description: x, 213 pages : illustrations ; 18 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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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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