Roman Colosseum Research Paper

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The Colosseum
The Colosseum, the largest and most significant amphitheater of the Roman Empire, symbolizes power as well as violence. The Colosseum is commonly known for its gory gladiator fights and its mock sea battles. Although the blood-thirsty Romans caused a lot of deaths, today, the Colosseum is one of the most visited places in Rome. I believe that the Colosseum should continue to be preserved for future generations because of its significance not only in the earlier time period, but also in the world today.
The venue was important due to it allowing the interaction between the person putting on the games held there and the thousands of people in the audience watching. Built in 70 CE in Rome, Italy by the emperors Vespasian, Titus,
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It can inform people about the things that Roman people found important. It shows us the wealth that the Roman people possessed. I can only image how much money and time was put into building this arena. The Romans had enough money to make a giant theatre just for entertainment! That shows how eager the Roman leaders were to please the huge population by amusing them. The complex architecture tells us about the population in the Roman Empire. There had to be a multitude of people involved in the construction of this gigantic monument. The Colosseum helps us understand the amount of knowledge that these people actually possessed to build complex buildings such as the Colosseum. These people were obviously amazing architects which can correspond to the fact they had time on their hands and as stated in class, people who have a lot of time on their hands tend to build things. The Colosseum had three levels of seating above the arena and many rooms underground where the gladiators, animals, et cetera would emerge from. The Romans were smart enough to have shade at roof level that was controlled by pulleys. The arena’s stories are framed by columns in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders, which influenced the structure of many other buildings in the following centuries. The structure of the Colosseum is also seen in today’s sports stadiums. The Colosseum had 80 entrances! No need in waiting in…show more content…
It gives us an insight on the culture of the Romans of this time period. I bet if you tell someone a small detail of what happened at the Colosseum, they will look it up on their own time, dying to know more about it because it is just that interesting! It is amazing how a building that is 1,946 years old is still standing today! Who knows, maybe one day we will be able to sit back and watch a peaceful, non-gory, play at the

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