The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre

Full Title The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre
ISBN 0415165938
ISBN13 9780415165938
Publisher Routledge
Authors David Bomgardner
Edition 1
Overview The Roman amphitheatre was a site both of bloody combat and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the might of Empire; to understand the importance of the amphitheatre is to understand a key element in the social and political life of the Roman ruling classes.
Generously illustrated with 141 plans and photographs, The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre offers a comprehensive picture of the origins, development, and eventual decline of the most typical and evocative of Roman monuments.
With a detailed examination of the Colosseum, as well as case studies of significant sites from Italy, Gaul, Spain and Roman North Africa, the book is a fascinating gazetteer for the general reader as well as a valuable tool for students and academics.
Dimensions 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)
Subjects General & Miscellaneous Architectural History & Criticism
Ancient Theater - History & Criticism
Literary Styles & Movements - Fiction

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