Colosseum and the

This engaging book is an excellent resource for classes on Roman art, architecture, history, civilization, and sport spectacle.

The history of the Colosseum is, in reality, much stranger than legend. In this engaging book, we learn details how arena was built and at what cost; meet emperors who sometimes fought gladiatorial games; take measure audience reveled in, or opposed, these games. authors also trace strange afterlife monument.