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The Roman amphitheatre was once a domain either one of bloody strive against and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the could of Empire; to appreciate the significance of the amphitheatre is to appreciate a key point within the social and political lifetime of the Roman ruling classes.
Generously illustrated with 141 plans and images, The tale of the Roman Amphitheatre bargains a entire photo of the origins, improvement, and eventual decline of the most common and evocative of Roman monuments.
With an in depth exam of the Colosseum, in addition to case reviews of important websites from Italy, Gaul, Spain and Roman North Africa, the booklet is an engaging gazetteer for the overall reader in addition to a worthy instrument for college students and academics.

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