The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre by D. L. Bomgardner

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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.

About D. L. Bomgardner

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D. L. Bomgardner is Head of Classics at Elstree School, Berkshire.
Published January 1, 2000 by Routledge 1/12/2000. 296 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Non-fiction

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