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Two leading ancient historians 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. This is the next title in Profile's Wonders of the World series following The Parthenon, The Alhambra, Westminster Abbey and The Temple of more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 200 x 26mm | 358.34g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861974078
  • 9781861974075

About Keith Hopkins

Keith Hopkins was Professor of Ancient History at Cambridge and Vice-Provost of King's College. Mary Beard is Reader in Classics at Cambridge, editor of the Wonders of the World series and author of The more

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