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    DescriptionThe 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.

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    The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. L. Bomgardner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415301855
    ISBN 10: 0415301858

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AMG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
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    LC classification: CC
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    B&T Approval Code: A05091514, A05070000
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, AMG
    Illustrations note
    45 line drawings, 96 b&w photographs, tables, notes, bibliography, index
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'This book is a welcome addition to what has thus far been a gap in the research literature ... D.L.Bomgardner has delivered a useful tool that is accessible to a wide audience.' - Daniel M. Millette, School of Architecture, University of British Columbia 'Very readable and absorbing.' - JACT Review
    Table of contents
    List of plates List of figures List of tables Preface Acknowledgements List of abbreviations 1. The Colosseum 2. The Origins and Early Development of the Amphitheatre 3. Imperial Amphitheatres 4. The North African Ampitheatres 5. Endings and New Beginnings Appendix Notes Select bibliography Index