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    The Colosseum otherwise known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, started construction in 70 A.D. and took an estimated 10 years to complete, finishing in 80 A.D. The Colosseum served as a host for sporting events for the roman population. The two rulers accredited for the Colosseum were the two roman emperors, Vespasian and Titus (Vespasian’s son). Vespasian’s vision for the Colosseum was to build the greatest arena ever, seen in the Roman world. But how has this arena’s design stayed similar for modern sport arenas for nearly 2000 years? The Colosseum applied the latest in Roman arts, engineering, architecture and other creative endeavors in order to get its great design. The invention of concrete enabled this massive building to be built quickly, efficiently and to great effect. All of this was done to the highest standard and in a highly skilled manner. The design of the Colosseum was created for certain roles and effects. Its main role was to provide a permanent purpose-built arena in the center of Ancient Rome for staging different entertainment for the Ancient Romans. The Colosseum was the largest amphitheater in the Roman world, seating up to 80,000 Romans. The design of the Colosseum was used to show the might and power of the city…

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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…

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    Describe The Colosseum

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    The Colosseum is located east of the Roman Forum and consists of mostly concrete and several interior designs such as trap-doors and possible secret entrances for gladiators. This magnificent structure was created by Vespasian, who was the first emperor of the Flavian Dynasty, and finished by his son, Damitian. The Colosseum stood over 150 feet and the actual area itself was about 88 meters by 55 meters (Platner, 2001). This amazing amphitheatre is one of the new seven wonders of the world and…

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    Vespasian Colosseum

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    The Colosseum, a lot of times also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre was built in the middle of Rome, Italy. The Colosseum is an oval shaped amphitheater made of stone and concrete. Because of its enormous size of 615 feet long, 510 feet wide, walls 157 feet high and a perimeter of 1788 feet covering 6 acres it is the biggest amphitheater ever created. It is also considered to be one of the most creative and outstanding works of engineering and architecture. Construction of the Colosseum was…

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    Three stylistic elements that went into this building’s construction are semi-circular columns, concrete, and staircases. The purpose of the Roman colosseum is to present all sorts of entertainment for the public. There are a lot of bloody battles between criminals, prisoners, gladiators, and animals, but it was an exhilarating experience for those who are watching it. I would compare the colosseum to Parthenon. One difference is that the colosseum was used for pleasure and the Parthenon was…

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    Hayden Welsh Worldviews A Block 10-15-15 Research Paper: The Roman Colosseum For hundreds of years, the Roman Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, has been one of the most popular and beloved tourist attractions in Italy. Aside from its gorgeous architecture, the amphitheater’s fascinating history and stories are what makes this iconic landmark into the charming monument that it is today. The colosseum itself, the famous gladiatorial games, and the warriors, also known as the…

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    The Roman Colosseum

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    Not only does the Roman Colosseum appear to be one of the world's most beautiful and classical monuments, it also represents such immense power from thousands of years ago. The Roman Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre that is located in the city of Rome, Italy, just east of Palatine Hill. It is considered one of the most grand works of architecture and engineering. The Colosseum is a freestanding architecture of stone and concrete, contrary to most earlier amphitheatres which were all nearly dug…

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    prisoners were some of the people that fought in the Colosseum (McGraw hill,pg.2).They used lime and water to make the Colosseum (McGraw hill,pg.6).The Colosseum is the most fabulous building in ancient Rome (McGraw hill,pg.2).Nero had the first entertainment ring then died then then the Colosseum was made in 70-72 A.D (McGraw hill,pg.1).Once Vespasian died Titus (his son) became ruler and a fire hit the city but did not get to the Colosseum (McGraw hill,pg.3). The Colosseum was a lot more…

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    The Colosseum, or as it was previously called the Flavian amphitheater, began construction under the emperor Vespasian in 72 A.D and was completed around 80 A.D. by his son and successor Titus. The Colosseum is the greatest known amphitheater that was ever built and to this day remains one of the most impressive building in Rome. The Colosseum was built mostly out of concrete which enabled it to be completed in less than ten years. The Colosseum was a feat of architecture and engineering.…

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    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 work, the Flavian Amphitheater, or Roman Colosseum as it is more commonly known, can be considered the greatest amphitheater ever designed. Not only based on its size, but also the intricacy of its hypogeum and importance in Roman culture support this,…

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