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AMPHITHEATRES Clàudia M 2nd C and Andrea B 2nd A. All roadslead to Rome
WHAT IS AN AMPHITHEATRE? An amphitheatre is an open, circular or oval building that it has got tiers of seats around a central space for dramatic or sporting events.
WHERE IS IT? The Colosseum is in the centre of the capital of Italy, Rome. Near of the IV TemplumPacis, “Temple of Peace”.
WHEN WAS IT BUILD? Aroundtheyears 70 and 80 AD, theColosseumwasbuild, underthecommand of TitusFlaviusVespasian.
WHO BUILT IT? TitusFlaviusVespasianwas born in Falacrinae, Italy, on 17th November in 9th AD. He wasthefirstemperor of the Flavian dynasty and ruledbetween 69-79 AD. In 70 AD, VespasianorderedbuilttheColisseum. TitusFlaviusVespasian
He died on 24thJune in 79 AD at theage of 78 yearsold. He died of a natural death(possibly suffered atyphoid) withhimsardonicspirit he said:
Wow, I thinki’mbecoming God! and after this he got up and he said: anemperormustdiestanding.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING The Colosseum is a big oval building of 189 meters long by 156 wide and 57 meters high, with an elliptical perimeter of 524 meters.
OTHER CONSTRUCTIONS Amphitheatre in Merida, Badajoz. Amphithatre in Segóbriga, Spain.
Amphitheatre El Djem, in Tunisia. Amphitheatre of Capua, in Italy.
Amphitheatre Arenas of Arlés, in France.
WHY WAS AN IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION? The Colosseum was an important monument in Rome because it was where many of the games took place, such as, gladiatorial competitions, the hunts, mock naval battles, and more. The emperor earned the respect of people and so there wasn’t a revolution. Because people thought that he was very nice and took care of them, for giving them an entertainment.
OTHER INFORMATION The Colosseumcouldseat 45,000 spectators. Somepeoplewerenotluckyenough to have a seat in theColosseum. Ifyoudidn'tmindstanding, theColosseumcouldhold up to 70,000 spectators!
The ancient Romans weregreatbuilders. Itwasbuilt in theearlydays of the Roman Empire. Itwasdesigned to host hugespectacles. Anyonecouldattendtheevents in theColosseum. Admissionwasfree.
OTHER INFORMATION This is wheretheancient Romans wentthere to watch bloody combats betweengladiators, and battlesbetweenmen and wild animals. This is wheretheythrewpeople to thelions!
To see men being killed was very entertaining to the ancient Romans. On occasion, they flooded the Colosseum with water, to hold naval battles. During the battles, many competitors died.