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By Peter Connolly

ISBN-10: 0563488921

ISBN-13: 9780563488927

The Colosseum in Rome is likely one of the worlds so much striking constructions. equipped over 10 years throughout the reign of the Emperor Vespasiano in c. 72AD, at a hundred and sixty toes excessive this large oval stadium used to be domestic to the main violent and lethal spectator activities in heritage, and the making of many gladiator heroes. utilizing cutting-edge special effects, Colosseum brings the realm of historical Rome to lifestyles and exhibits how and why this so much impressive of human monuments was once outfitted. New examine debunks the myths perpetuated within the movie Gladiator and is helping us comprehend the character of those video games - why the chariot races of Gladiator couldn't have occurred in the Colosseum partitions, for example. right here for the 1st time, new facts finds precisely how the Colosseum was once frequently flooded with water for the spectacle of lethal sea battles.

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