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    The Colosseum (Wonders of the World) (Hardback) By (author) Keith Hopkins, By (author) Mary Beard

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    DescriptionThe reality of the Colosseum is much stranger than legend as explained by two classical historians in an account of ancient Rome's most famous monument, detailing its construction, the gladiatorial games that it housed, and its changing roles as a modern-day concert venue and tourist attraction.

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    The Colosseum
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith Hopkins, By (author) Mary Beard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674018952
    ISBN 10: 0674018958

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, ARC005000
    DC22: 914.5632
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: WTM
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    21 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    In her concise portrait Beard shines a torch into the dark recesses of the building's long history and illuminates a gladiator here, a fresco there, a medieval bullfight there...Here there is a sophisticated interpretation of the Colosseum's meaning and a survey of nineteenth- and twentieth-century responses to the Colosseum, with quotations from Byron, Mark Twain, Henry James and Hitler. -- Debra Aaronson Lawless "New England Classical Journal" (01/01/2006)