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    The Roman Colosseum

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    artificial lake and gardens of Emperor Nero's Golden House, which was the centrepiece of that palace. Emperor Vespasian was the first to start the construction work on the Colosseum, which had begun back in 70 AD. (Dutemple, 2003) He had chosen to change the lake to a public amphitheatre that could, and would, entertain thousands of people. Then, in 72 CE during the reign of Vespasian was when the construction of the Roman Colosseum had first began. In 80 CE, the Colosseum was officially opened, which was during the reign of Vespasian's son Titus, but there were many improvements made later during the reign of Vespasian's youngest son, Domitian. Emperor Vespasian, Titus, and Emperor Domitian all make up the Flavian Dynasty, which is why the Colosseum was originally known as the "Flavian Amphitheatre." ("Colosseum,"…

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    known historical landmark. The massive amphitheatre is centuries old, but is still influencing modern writings. The author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, has always talked about the Colosseum and the famous gladiator fights that took place inside as inspiration for her three novels. Through the history, the cultural practices during this time period, and the political meanings behind the Roman Colosseum, it is made clear how The Hunger Games mirrors this important structure in world…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Essay On Roman Empire

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    The Romans set many standards for people that have lasted through time. The Roman Empire lasted over 500 years and has left the world with the many developments. These developments include roads, calendar, flushing toilets, sewers, architecture, and the love for watching people compete. The romans many monuments to showcase the power of Rome and give the people entertainment. Many of these monuments can still be found today. The Romans created many things that the world can wonder at. The Romans…

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    Colosseum Research Paper

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    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 than entertainment it was for comfort (YouTube).The Colosseum is the…

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    Plays that took place in the Colosseum were often stories that told of the gods or acted as tributes for those gods. This was also important for Ancient Roman society because they revolved everything they did around the gods. They believed that in order to keep Rome’s status as a magnificent and powerful city, they must please the gods by tributing them and making sacrifices for them. The Colosseum, therefore, allowed for this tribute to take place. The Egyptian pyramids are spread across…

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