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The Roman amphitheatre : from its origins to the Colosseum

Author: Katherine E Welch
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to analyze the evolution of the Roman amphitheatre as an architectural form. Katherine Welch addresses the critical period in the history of this building type: its origins and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine E Welch
ISBN: 9780521809443 0521809444 9780521744355 0521744350
OCLC Number: 781107143
Description: XXII, 355 str., [16] str. pril. : ilustr., načrti ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: the 'imperial' interpretation of arena games; 1. Arena games during the Republic; 2. Origins of amphitheatre architecture; 3. Stone amphitheatres during the republican period; 4. The amphitheatre between republic and empire: monumentalization of the amphitheatre building; 5. The colosseum: canonization of the amphitheatre building type; 6. The reception of the amphitheatre in the Greek world in the early imperial period; Conclusion; Appendix: amphitheatres of republican date.
Responsibility: Katherine E. Welch.

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