I was surprised by the amount of money that the politicians spent at the Colosseum to pay for the shows. I thought it was interesting how the politicians provided the games just for political votes for themselves. I thought the idea was very different compared to today's political campaigns. Today, politicians place advertisements, create slogans, and produce commercials to win the public's votes. The politicians also sabotage their opponents' campaigns. I was confused on why the public would want to view gladiators and animals fighting to their death. I wouldn't want to see a bloody battle to the death. Today society would consider the fights physical and animal abuse. I wonder where the Romans got all of the exotic animals used in the shows from. I thought it was intriguing how the games created peace by preventing the people to start fights because people became afraid by watching the fights. However, I think the Romans could have created peace in other ways instead of scaring the public. I was amazed that part of the Colosseum still stands today and survived an earthquake. I thought the Romans were very attentive when constructing the Colosseum. They included many passages for quick entries and exits and had a tarp that would prevent the viewers from sweating while sitting in the blazing sun. I think it was incredible how the Colosseum might have even had sea battles. That must have used a lot of water from the aqua ducts below the Colosseum. I didn't realize that the Colosseum was big enough to fit multiple
The official language of Rome, Latin, is the ancestor of romance languages such as Spanish, French and Portuguese. Evidence of the creative brilliance of Roman architects and stonemasons can be seen all over Europe in the form of roads, bridges, aqueducts, and many other monuments. No monument, however, is more recognizable than the Roman Colosseum. It is arguably the most impressive building from the Classical age. In its heyday, the Colosseum was so much more than just a feat of architecture.…
The Colosseum – Construction on the Colosseum began around 70 AD under the rule of Vespasian, it was built of concrete and stone and located in the center of Rome. The Colosseum is exactly 615 feet long, 510 feet wide and 157 feet high.
The Pantheon – commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in Rome in 27 BC, the Pantheon is 276 feet long, 190 feet wide and 190 feet tall and was built out of concrete and granite.…
Perhaps the most famous building that was used as a form of entertainment is the Roman Colosseum, also known as the Flavian amphitheater. In ancient Rome, the most popular form of entertainment was the gladiator fights. These fights, usually among animals and trained public fighters, were staged in open arenas in a city's forum. There is evidence…
The Colosseum also functioned in the political role. Rome had conquered lands far away and the killed animals were to represent the challenge that came with capturing wild lands. The executions performed were to symbolize the unforgiving justice (Muller 28).
When I see pictures of the Colosseum, I see a building with great magnitude and importance. There are tremendous arches and entrances.…
The main intentions for the Colosseum to be built was so they could host all kinds of gladiatorial contests as well as public spectacles, to entertain the Roman population and to keep them happy (bread and circuses). The Colosseum, also identified as the Flavian amphitheatre, was built in Rome under the Flavian emperors. The construction of the Colosseum had begun sometime between the 70 and 72 CE during the reign of Vespasian.…
Rome is an important city in Italy because it is not just a city but it is also the capital too. The Romans believed that their city was founded in the year of 753 BC. The city of Rome and the history is what made this city important. During the history of Rome there were a lot of things that went on such as the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire, and the beautiful sculptures and architecture.…
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— noun —
1. the oval space in the center of a Roman amphitheatre for gladiatorial combats or other
2. a central stage, ring, area, or the like, used for sports or other forms of entertainment,
surrounded by seats for spectators: a boxing arena; a circus arena
to replace the current regional
to stage various forms of
Of course no discussion of Roman Architecture would be complete if we did not bring up the 2 most dominate features of Rome. the Colosseum and the Pantheon. One a place for sport and entertainment the other a temple for piety…
Rome was one of the italisn city states and was also held an important role in the renaissance. The city was a center of learning and well as the arts. Rome had also held a part in the counter Reformation as well since Rome was controlled by the pope, and that was where he resided. Some must see things and places in Rome are, the Roman Colosseum, the Pantheon and, the Trevi Fountain.
Durring the Renaissance, London Contributed through leadership, architecture, and literature.…
There was a lot of common goods in Ancient Rome and public service was one of them. I gave public services an A. Since the Roman Republic was so big they needed a fresh supply of water. The Romans built stuff like roads, public baths, fire department, aqueducts, and postal service. One of the most famous buildings in Rome is the Colosseum. This building is now a major tourist attraction in Rome.…