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The story of the Roman amphitheatre

Author: D L Bomgardner
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2001.
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David Bomgardner traces the origins and development of the Roman amphitheatre. This lucid and accessible work is beautifully illustrated with 141 plans and photographs.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bomgardner, D.L. (David Lee), 1951-
Story of the Roman amphitheatre.
London : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 99058287
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D L Bomgardner
ISBN: 0203187989 9780203187982 6610326517 9780415165938 0415165938 9786610326518
OCLC Number: 1018026985
Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic recource (xix, 276 pages)) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover --
The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre --
Contents --
Plates --
Figures --
Tables --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations --
Chapter One The Colosseum --
THE ACCESSION OFVESPASIAN AND THE ORIGINS OF THE FLAVIAN AMPHITHEATRE --
VISITING THE COLOSSEUM --
THE FAÇADE --
CIRCULATION PATTERNS AND SOCIAL STATUS --
DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE CAVEA --
THE EVIDENCE FROM THE INSCRIPTIONS RESERVING PLACES FOR THE ARVAL BRETHREN --
THE ARENA --
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SPECTACLES --
BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES --
CONCLUSION --
Chapter Two The origins and early development of the amphitheatre --
THE ORIGINS OF THE GLADIATORIAL COMBATS --
THE ORIGINS AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF THE VENATIONES 11 --
THE ORIGINS OF THE AMPHITHEATRE --
THE EARLY CAMPANIAN TRADITION OF PERMANENT AMPHITHEATRES --
THE EARLIEST AMPHITHEATRES IN STONE --
Chapter Three Imperial amphitheatres --
AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MONUMENTAL URBAN LANDSCAPE --
THE ARCHITECTURE --
DECORATIVE MATERIAL --
A SELECTIVE SURVEY OF IMPERIAL AMPHITHEATRES IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE --
Chapter Four The North African amphitheatres --
THE NORTH AFRICAN PROVINCES: A HISTORICAL SKETCH --
A CATALOGUE OF NORTH AFRICAN AMPHITHEATRES --
Agbia (Hr. Ain-Hadja): Golvin # 64 152 --
CHRONOLOGY --
CONCLUSIONS --
Chapter Five Endings and new beginnings --
THE LAST AMPHITHEATRES --
THE END OF THE SPECTACLES --
THE IMPLICATIONS FOR AMPHITHEATRES AND THEIR USE --
CONCLUSION --
EPILOGUE: RIPPLES IN THE FABRIC OF TIME --
Appendix --
THE DECREE OF THE EMPERORS MARCUS AURELIUS AND LUCIUS VERUS LIMITING THE PRICE OF GLADIATORS (Senatus consultum de pretiis gladiatorum minuendis) --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: D.L. Bomgardner.

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David Bomgardner traces the origins and development of the Roman amphitheatre. This lucid and accessible work is beautifully illustrated with 141 plans and photographs.

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