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  • Colosseum

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    On the other hand, The Roman Empire can be divided into four respective imperials which are Monarchy and Republic, Early Empire, High Empire and Late Empire. In this period of time, one of advanced architectural prowess is an amphitheater named ‘Colosseum’ beginning in 70 to 80. This central located architecture could not only hold approximately 50,000 people but also enable them to enter and exit the building easily and effectively. There are 80 entry gates with seat numbers guiding the visitors

  • Essay On The Colosseum

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    History: The colosseum was built in 72 C.E. The massive stadium was commissioned by the emperor Vespasian as a gift for the people. The emperor Nero had built a huge lake all for himself. When Nero committed suicide and Vespasian became emperor, he drained the lake and and started building the colosseum over it. This was built over something that was made for one selfish person and built something for the people to share. It took 8 years to build. Sadly Vespasian died before he could see the grand

  • Architecture Of The Colosseum

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    “Once the Colosseum had been built, it seems to have become the model for many, if not most, of those that followed” (Hopkins and Beard 2005, 24). The Colosseum stands proudly upon the villainous Emperor Nero’s once grand Valley of the Golden House, projecting the munificence of Imperial Roman Architecture. Its ultimate design could be said to be formed through purpose or function. However, this does not do justice to the importance of architecture within Roman society (Thornton and Thornton in Lyes

  • The Roman Colosseum

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    The Roman Colosseum is one of the great wonders of ancient Rome. Built by Emperor Titus Vespasian in AD 72 and finished in AD 80, the main parts of the colosseum still stand today. The massive arena could hold up to 80,000 spectators. The colosseum provided a large gathering place for many types of events, much like sports arenas do in the modern age. The Roman Colosseum was an entertainment venue for Roman citizens. Different events were held in the colosseum such as gladiator fights and

  • An Essay On The Colosseum

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    The Colosseum is one of the finest examples of ancient Roman architecture. “The Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people” (History.com). The Colosseum entertained the Roman people, both plebeians and patricians, for over one thousand years. The Colosseum used multiple examples of ancient architecture techniques, entertained a variety of events, and attracts many tourists and visitors today. The Colosseum used multiple examples

  • Colosseum Architecture

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    The Roman Colosseum is a prime example of an important architectural building that has not only withstand the test of time, but also has had a major impact on how we perceive buildings in the modern world. According to britannica, construction on this building started around 70 AD and currently still stands in Rome, Italy. The historic that is held within the Colosseum allows for art historian to study and also criticize it as well. Big ideas such as, how the artist manipulate the material or how

  • Colosseum Essay

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    ancient amphitheater, the Colosseum. Titus, the son of Vespasian, made the Colosseum known as the “Flavian Amphitheater” in year A.D. 80. This lavished construction hosted battles, gladiatorial games, wild animal fights and more. After four centuries of active use, it was used as a source of building materials until the 18th century. Later, two-thirds of the original Colosseum has been destroyed over time, the amphitheater remains a remarkable landmark. The Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Rome

  • Importance Of The Colosseum

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    The functions religious or otherwise, of the colosseum were irrelevant to the ultimate design of the architecture. “Once the colosseum had been built it seems to have become the model for many, if not most, of those that followed” (Hopkins and Beard 2005, 24). The Colosseum stands proudly upon the villainous Emperor Nero’s once grand Valley of the Golden House, projecting the munificence of Imperial Roman Architecture of the Flavian period. Its ultimate design could be said to be formed through

  • The Influence Of The Roman Colosseum

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    by the construction of the Roman Colosseum in 72 A.D. The Roman Colosseum was the first major stadium or amphitheater to ever be built. Without the planning, construction, and techniques used for Roman Colosseum, we would not have some of the famous stadiums and amphitheaters that exist today. The Yankee Stadium and Staples Center are both examples of stadiums that were well influenced by the Roman Colosseum. Many similar techniques were used to build the Colosseum, and were also used in the making

  • Describe The Importance Of The Colosseum

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    The Colosseum Koch, Matt Do you know what one of the most important structures to mankind history is? The Colosseum. The importance of the Colosseum, otherwise known originally as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was that many of the materials, styles, and architecture were inspiring to many architects and designers constructing today’s modern facilities and structures. The emperor of Rome at the time, Vespasian, began building the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) in 72 AD. They believed that in ancient

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