The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre / Edition 1

The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre / Edition 1

by David L. Bomgardner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415165938

ISBN-13: 9780415165938

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415165938
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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