The Roman Amphitheatre: From its Origins to the Colosseum

The Roman Amphitheatre: From its Origins to the Colosseum

by Katherine E. Welch
     
 

This is the first book to analyze the evolution of the Roman amphitheatre as an architectural form.See more details below

Overview

This is the first book to analyze the evolution of the Roman amphitheatre as an architectural form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521809443
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Katherine E. Welch is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is a scholar of Roman art and archaeology and has held fellowships at the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the 'imperial' interpretation of arena games; 1. Arena games during the Republic; 2. Origins of amphitheatre architecture; 3. Stone amphitheatres during the republican period; 4. The amphitheatre between republic and empire: monumentalization of the amphitheatre building; 5. The colosseum: canonization of the amphitheatre building type; 6. The reception of the amphitheatre in the Greek world in the early imperial period; Conclusion; Appendix: amphitheatres of republican date.

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