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    Roman Colosseum Essay

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    The Roman Colosseum The Flavian Amphitheatre, also known as the Colosseum, is an enormous structure built in Ancient Rome. Being one of the most famous tourist spots in Rome, thousands of people travel every year to see this incredible wonder. Though many travel to see its massive size and ancient, preserved structure, there is much more to it than its beauty. Used as an arena for the Ancient Roman people, the Colosseum has seen a lot in its time. The Colosseum could be compared to a modern day multi-purpose arena, bringing thousands of people in to watch different events for the Roman citizens’ amusement. The Colosseum was built in the late first century during the Flavian Empire (Szegedy-Maszak 121). Standing nearly one hundred and sixty feet high and…

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    ancient world, the Roman Colosseum today still functions a symbol of greatness and power of the Ancient Roman civilization just as Romans had upon construction. The Colosseum is easily still one of the most well-known historical monuments of Roman architecture in the world. The reason for this is due to its large size and presence that its ruins have left on Rome. With thousands of tourists visiting this grand monument, it is easy to see why. This building is a symbolic representation of the…

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    Ancient Roman Arenas

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    that drawing elaborate hands by plan is not necessary. Before building an arena, it is essential to have a vast understanding of the land surrounding the area when the arena is to be built. Since the Colosseum was built in a valley where there was previously a lake, its construction had to be carefully planned and executed. Drains had to be built under the Colosseum, because of the streams that flow from the valleys and hills surrounding the area. Huge, complex buildings, like the Colosseum and…

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    Social Interaction within the Roman Empire Daily Life in the Roman Empire, a text by varying authors and The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Kelly outlined the seemingly endless opportunities for social interaction within Rome. The plentiful leisure vents and public bathing helped mark the Roman Empire as one of the largest social hubs of its time. One of the major sources of entertainment was the Circus. An estimated 20-25% of the Roman population was able to attend the…

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    The ancient Romans had many forms of entertainment most of which would be considered very gruesome and cruel today. One of their favorite events to observe were gladiator fights which were often times fought until only one opponent was left alive. Another event that they enjoyed watching was chariot races. They would also attend the theater. Amphitheater’s were constructed for a multitude of things such as the viewing of the gladiator fights. The biggest amphitheater built was called…

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    Daniel Pagan Professor Thurmond 7 April 2016 Greek/Roman The Colosseum and its glory! Blood, death, animals, and gladiators, this is what the ancient romans loved! The the terrifying Arena of Death, the Flavian Amphitheater, or better known as the Roman Colosseum. This is one of the greatest architectural achievements in history. It is an oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. The Colosseum was designed for gladiatorial contest and public spectacles. Earlier Roman theaters…

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    5.1. Architecture: It had four bases and stood over 45 m high and measured 189 x 156 m across. The elliptical arena itself measured 87.5 m by 54.8 m.(3) The theatre was stunning even from the outside with huge open arcades on each of the first three floors presenting statue-filled arches. There were no less than 80 entrances, 72 of these were numbered and tickets were sold for each. (3) Two entrances were used for the gladiators. One for the dead bodies and one which victors and those allowed…

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    These included shows of religious nature, animal fights, and performances by magicians and acrobats. The Colosseum is often seen as a symbol of “Roman cruelty” due to the nature of the events that occurred within its walls (Welch 1). This was important to those who were in positions of power during the time, because they were the ones who were in control of the events, showcasing their power and establishing their dominance over the Roman public (Welch 2). Often, a life or death decision rested…

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    Roman architecture has long been a defining model for some of the greatest works during Renaissance and Neoclassical revival eras. The Pantheon, Maison Carrée, and other such temples and buildings of the late BCE-early CE period have their clear influence on works like Jefferson’s Virginia State Capitol. However, not all Ancient Roman designs saw their full potential of influence on future works, leaving only the ancient architecture as just a ruin to be preserved through the ages. One such…

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    For more than 650 years, people flocked to arenas to watch armed and highly-trained warriors engage in a blood-soaked spectacle equal parts sport, theater, and cold-blooded murder. The warriors who fight in the arena are called gladiators. Gladiators were one of the toughest people back in the day. Gladiators would only fight a few days a year. Gladiators ate really well and trained everyday. Way back in the day, Gladiators were one of the toughest people. Everyone wanted to see them fight.…

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