The Colosseum, Paperback

The Colosseum Paperback



The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare.

Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games.

It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them).

Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781846684708



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