The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre David Bomgardner traces the origins and development of the Roman amphitheatre. This lucid and accessible work is beautifully illustrated with 141 plans and photographs.
- Published: 01 December 2002
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415301855 ISBN 10: 0415301858
- Sales rank: 1,434,403
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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.