The Colosseum: A History

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New Word City, May 11, 2017 - History - 190 pages

More than 1,500 years have passed since the last blood - human or animal - was spilled in the Colosseum, but the massive building erected by the Flavian emperors has continued to play a role in history. This book tells the dramatic story of the Colosseum - from its bloody gladiatorial games and the sacrifice of early Christians to the dismantling of the arena and its final restoration. The book also recounts the story of Rome as viewed from the vantage point of the empire's most impressive ruins.

 

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Robert B. Abrams is the author of The Colosseum: A History and Versailles: A History.

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