The Colosseum A History

Autor: Robert B. Abrams
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1640190643
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More than 1,500 years have passed since the last blood – human or animal – was spilled in the Colosseum, but the massive building erected by the Flavian emperors has continued to play a role in history. This book tells the dramatic story of the Colosseum – from its bloody gladiatorial games and the sacrifice of early Christians to the dismantling of the arena and its final restoration. The book also recounts the story of Rome as viewed from the vantage point of the empire’s most impressive ruins.

The Colosseum

Autor: Keith Hopkins
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1846684706
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The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics. And the strange after story – the Colosseum has been fort, store, church, and glue factory.

The Roman Colosseum

Autor: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985760851
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*Includes pictures. *Explains how the Romans designed and built the Colosseum. *Includes ancient accounts of games held in the Colosseum. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. "Let barbarous Memphis speak no more of the wonder of its pyramids, nor Assyrian toil boast of Babylon; nor let the soft Ionians be extolled for Trivia's temple; let the altar of many horns say nothing of Delos; nor let the Carians exalt to the skies with extravagant praises the Mausoleum poised on empty air. All labors yield to Caesar's Amphitheatre. Fame shall tell of one work instead of all." - Martial When the Colosseum was built in the late 1st century A.D., the Romans, a people known for their architectural acumen, managed to amaze themselves. Martial, a Roman poet writing during the inauguration of the Colosseum, clearly believed the Colosseum was so grand a monument that it was even greater than the other Wonders of the Ancient World, which had been written about and visited endlessly by the Romans and Greeks in antiquity. Indeed, although the Wonders were wondrous to behold, the Colosseum was a spectacular achievement in architecture, something new and innovative, and therefore an amazing "Wonder" in its own way. The Colosseum was designed to be both a symbol and show of strength by the famous Flavian emperors, most notably Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian. Vespasian had started the construction of the Colosseum shortly after becoming emperor in 69 A.D., but he died before he could present any spectacles in his giant amphitheatre. That honor went to his son Titus, who celebrated the inaugural opening in 80 A.D. with 100 days of games, despite the fact that the Colosseum was not completely finished. When his brother Domitian came to power in 81 A.D., he finished the amphitheatre, but not without making some changes to the overall design. By the time it was truly finished, the Colosseum stood about 150 feet tall, with the oval in the center stretching nearly two football fields long and over 500 feet across. The Colosseum is a large stadium even by today's standards, and its great size conveys the power of the empire as it dominates the landscape and towers over nearby buildings. Nearly 2,000 years later, the Colosseum still amazes millions of people who come to visit it, and when asked to visualize a monument that represents the Roman Empire, many conjure up an image of the large amphitheater. As Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard put it, the Colosseum is "the most famous, and instantly recognizable, monument to have survived from the classical world." At the same time, the Colosseum also represents the Roman games and spectacles, particularly the gladiatorial combats that so many people today find both abhorrent yet fascinating. Given its massive size and the architectural ingenuity involved, the Colosseum played host to all sorts of games, including massive hunts of exotic animals and even sea battles. The Roman Colosseum: The History of the World's Most Famous Arena comprehensively covers the history and construction of Rome's largest amphitheater. Along with a bibliography and pictures, you will learn about the Colosseum like you never have before, in no time at all.

Gladiator And The Story Of The Coliseum

Autor: Nicholas Saunders
Publisher: Brighter Child
ISBN: 9780769646329
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Presents, in graphic format, the story of the Colosseum of Rome, from its construction to its use for lavish and bloody entertainments to its dismantlement, as well as describing the recruitment, training, daily lives, and deaths of the gladiators who fought in the Colosseum.

Discovering The Colosseum

Autor: Mauro Poma
Publisher: Mauro Poma
ISBN: 6051764054
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A fascinating journey into the world of the largest amphitheater in Roman history to explore its curiosities, stories, characters, animals, gladiators, and much more... The author will help you discover the tricks used by the Romans to build this giant of history, describe the atmosphere of the events, the animals employed, and their fate. Who was in the audience? How were death sentences executed? What happened in the hypogeum? With a compelling style the author will also describe the great and undisputed protagonists of the games: the gladiators. Where did they come from? Who were they? Why did they fight? Why did they keep their helmets on before being killed? Where did their blood go when they died? He will also take a look at some of the mistakes in the film "Gladiator", starting with the famous gesture of thumbs down... Discover the Colosseum: a monument, once abandoned, that has given shelter to criminals and prostitutes. It has been transformed into a fortress and sacred place, a bomb shelter, and huge roundabout; it has also hosted millions of spectators in its time, along with visitors, tourists, pilgrims, and the many plants that grow within its unforgettable arches.


Autor: John Pearson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448207754
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First published in 1973, Arena discusses the Year AD 80, when the Colosseum opened with quite the longest and most nauseating organized mass orgy in history. It was a mammoth celebration on the grandest scale, a fitting inauguration for an arena built to epitomize all the majesty and power of the Roman Empire, a building which also held the seeds of that Empire's decay and destruction. As well as his vivid account of the erection of the Colosseum, Mr Pearson discusses the origins of death spectacles and their evolution into highly organized games intended to enhance imperial prestige and provide the populace with an effective substitute for politics and war. 'Butchered to make a Roman holiday', the victims of this lust for slaughter were slaves and criminals, the human surplus of their day, coached for an almost certain death. One chapter highlights the perverted death-wish of many early would-be martyrs and decisively establishes that there is no evidence for the death of a single Christian martyr in the Colosseum. The book concludes with a brief survey of the building's subsequent history; looted and despoiled yet still the embodiment of Rome's spirit and greatness, it became a sublime romantic ruin, now exposed by slum-clearance as a gigantic traffic island. Mr Pearson is acutely aware of the violence that was endemic in Roman society, and in his shrewd analysis he draws disturbing parallels with the twentieth-century situation.


Autor: Peter Connolly
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The Colosseum in Rome is one of the world's most amazing buildings. Built over 10 years during the reign of the Emperor Vespasiano in c. 72AD, at 160 feet high this immense oval stadium was home to the most violent and deadly spectator sports in history, and the making of many 'gladiator' heroes. Using state-of-the-art computer graphics, Colosseum brings the world of Ancient Rome to life and shows how and why this most extraordinary of human monuments was built. New research debunks the myths perpetuated in the film Gladiator and helps us understand the nature of these games - why the chariot races of Gladiator could not have happened within the Colosseum walls, for instance. Here for the first time, new evidence reveals exactly how the Colosseum was regularly flooded with water for the spectacle of deadly sea battles.

The Mystery At The Roman Colosseum Rome Italy

Autor: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635070073
File Size: 16,66 MB
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When you purchase the Library Bound mystery you will receive FREE online eBook access! Carole Marsh Mystery Online eBooks are an easy, effective, and immediate way to read your favorite Carole Marsh Mystery on the go! Each web-hosted Online eBook is filled with the same exact pages as the book, plus additional features like pages that ÒflipÓ with a fun sound as you read, a full chapter directory, full-screen and thumbnail viewing capabilities, and more! Ê - Online eBooks allow readers to access their book anytime, from anywhere - by using a computer, tablet, or other device with Internet access. - They require NO additional access or hosting fees - When you purchase a library bound Carole Marsh Mystery book, you get unlimited access to the Online eBook version for FREE. - You donÕt need to download Online eBooks - they are available to you online 24/7! - Online eBooks are available exclusively from Gallopade, and are compatible with Macs, PC, iPad, and other devices with Internet access. It's off to Italy for Mimi and Papa and their two grandchildren, Christina, 10 and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's book writer, is writing a new mystery set in Italy, and Papa is going to visit an old friend. It doesn't take long for a mystery to unfold as Christina discovers a puzzling advertisement in an Italian newspaper...and suspicious men in black trench coats! Follow Christina, Grant, and their two new friends, Luigi and Francesca, as they look for clues while exploring Italy on fast scooters and floating gondolas! Things get even more interesting as the kids end up in the middle of Carnivale holiday festivities! (Who is really behind that mask?) Don't miss the adventure and action as the kids solve The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum. This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Sistine Chapel - The Colosseum - The Leaning Tower of Pisa - St. PeterÕs Square - Piazza della Minerva - The Pantheon - Trevi Fountain - Piazza Navona - Piazza D. Mercato Centrale - Piazza San Marco - Pisa International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci Airport - Milan - Sicily - Sardinia - Salerno - Pompeii - HarryÕs Bar - Many sights in Rome, including the Arch of Constantine, the Mamertine Prison, and Capitoline Hill - Many sights in Florence, including the Cloister of the Dead, the Uffizi, and the Statue of David - Many sights in Venice, including the CaÕ dÕOro, the Grand Canal, and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Ê Educational Items: Italian geography - Typical Italian food including gelato, Italian Wedding Soup, gnocchi - History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Facts about Vatican City - Facts about Rome - Information on many Italian artists, including Michelangelo and Botticelli, their works, and their mediums - History of the Colosseum - History of the Trevi Fountain - The Renaissance - Astrolabes and sundials - Transportation in Venice (gondolas, gondoliers, the Grand Canal, vaporettos) - Carnivale- including its history, traditions, costumes - Mardi Gras - Obelisks and hieroglyphics - Screen Actors Guild - Eurostar, ItalyÕs fastest train - History of the tarantella dance - Rome water - The Roman forum and Julius Caesar - The Black Plague - Lighting candles in prayer - ItalyÕs volcanoes - The Italian Alps - History of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, the ruins and excavation - Academy of Fine Arts - Roman gods and goddesses- Winter solstice Ê People: Michelangelo and Botticelli, their works, and their mediums - Galileo - Roman gods and goddesses - La Befana, Italian version of Santa Claus - Romulus and Remus - Peggy Guggenheim - Gladiators - Julius Caesar - NapoleonÕs conquering of Italy - Tale of Pinocchio Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 105629 Lexile Measure: 860 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40