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Monument to Dynasty and Death


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Early one morning in 80 CE, the Colosseum roared to life with the deafening cheers of tens of thousands of spectators as the emperor, Titus, inaugurated the new amphitheater with one hundred days of bloody spectacles. These games were much anticipated, for the new amphitheater had been under construction for a decade. Home to spectacles involving exotic beasts, elaborate executions of criminals, gladiatorial combats, and even--when flooded--small-scale naval battles, the building itself was also a marvel. Rising to a height of approximately 15 stories and occupying an area of 6 acres--more than four times the size of a modern football field--the Colosseum was the largest of all amphitheaters in the Roman Empire.

In A Monument to Dynasty and Death, Nathan T. Elkins tells the story of the Colosseum's construction under Vespasian, its dedication under Titus, and further enhancements added under Domitian. The Colosseum, Elkins argues, was far more than a lavish entertainment venue: it was an ideologically charged monument to the new dynasty, its aspirations, and its achievements.

A Monument to Dynasty and Death takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Colosseum from the subterranean tunnels, where elevators and cages transported gladiators and animals to the blood-soaked arena floor, to the imperial viewing box, to the amphitheater's decoration and amenities, such as fountains and an awning to shade spectators. Trained as an archaeologist, an art historian, and a historian of ancient Rome, Elkins deploys an interdisciplinary approach that draws on contemporary historical texts, inscriptions, archaeology, and visual evidence to convey the layered ideological messages communicated by the Colosseum. This engaging book is an excellent resource for classes on Roman art, architecture, history, civilization, and sport and spectacle.

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Autor Elkins, Nathan T. (Baylor University)
Editura Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensiuni 225 x 145 x 12
Data Publicarii 03/09/2019
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 184
Descriere RO Intr-o dimineata devreme, in anul 80 e.n., Colosseumul a luat viata cu urale asurzitoare de zeci de mii de spectatori, in timp ce imparatul, Titus, a inaugurat noul amfiteatru cu o suta de zile de ochelari sangerosi. Aceste jocuri erau mult asteptate, deoarece noul amfiteatru fusese in constructie de un deceniu.
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Intr-o dimineata devreme, in anul 80 e.n., Colosseumul a luat viata cu urale asurzitoare de zeci de mii de spectatori, in timp ce imparatul, Titus, a inaugurat noul amfiteatru cu o suta de zile de ochelari sangerosi. Aceste jocuri erau mult asteptate, deoarece noul amfiteatru fusese in constructie de un deceniu.
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