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The Colosseum. & Other Sports Arenas. The Design. Largest amphitheater in the Roman World Perimeter = 545 m. across Built out of travertine with iron clamps to hold the blocks . Who Built It. Begun in AD 70, finished by AD 80 Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater

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The colosseum

The Colosseum

&

Other Sports Arenas


The design

The Design

  • Largest amphitheater in the Roman World

  • Perimeter = 545 m. across

  • Built out of travertine with iron clamps to hold the blocks


Who built it

Who Built It

  • Begun in AD 70, finished by AD 80

  • Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater

  • Begun by emperor Vespasian, finished by his son, Titus


Daily shows

Daily Shows

  • Morning – Wild Animal Hunts also known as Venationes

  • Midday – Public Executions

  • Afternoon –Gladiatorial Contests


Who watched the shows

Who watched the shows

  • Women were not encouraged to attend, but Romans would sometimes take their children to the fights so they could learn good moral behavior (how to die like a Roman)

  • Upper class did not usually attend public executions


A reconstruction

A Reconstruction


Model

model

Posts for awnings


Interior

interior


Interior1

Interior

Underground

channels


Royal box

Royal Box


The seating

The Seating

  • Multiple Entrances and exits allowed for quick seating of 50,000

  • Emperor and Vestals on first level

  • Senators also sat on first level, but had to bring their own chairs


Cross

cross


Ad bestias

Ad bestias


Ad bestias 2

Ad bestias 2


Music

music


Colosseum

Colosseum

Poor, slaves, and women


Banned groups

Banned Groups

  • Gravediggers, actors and those who had fought previously as gladiators were banned from watching the fights


Other sports arenas

Other Sports Arenas


Piazza navona circus of domitian

Piazza NavonaCircus of Domitian


Neptune statue

Neptune Statue


Piazza navona

Piazza Navona


Once a circus

Once a circus….


Model of circus maximus

Model of Circus Maximus


Circus maximus

Circus Maximus


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