The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre

The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre


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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.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 172.2 x 218.4 x 20.8mm | 489.89g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 45 line drawings, 96 b&w photographs, tables, notes, bibliography, index
  • 0415301858
  • 9780415301855
  • 1,374,899

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'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

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