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User Review  - Iacobus - LibraryThing

Hopkins and Beard have written an accessible and historically critical introduction to the most recognizable monument of ancient Rome. Beard finished the work after Hopkins' death, and her voice comes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing

While the authors have interesting points it feels as if they try to cover too much in too little space. Many things I would have liked to have been elaborated on were only mentioned in passing in one ... Read full review

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User Review  - JGolomb - LibraryThing

This is the perfect overview of one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Mary Beard, renowned for her accessible and insightful views on world history, collaborated with Keith Hopkins to create ... Read full review


User Review  - Kirkus

A swift overview of the history, design and functions of one of the world's most recognizable buildings.Although Hopkins (Ancient History/Univ. of Cambridge) did not live to see the publication of ... Read full review

The Colosseum

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This slim but extremely well-researched volume attempts to answer two questions--"How should we respond to the bloody images that have come to define the Colosseum in modern culture?" and "Why is it ... Read full review

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This book tells you a lot about the Colosseum. It is a great source of information if you are writing a school paper on the Colosseum.

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