The Colosseum is a famous building in Rome. Its construction started under Emperor Vespasian in 72 and was completed in 80. The Colosseum was intended for gladiatorial combats and is shaped in a large ellipse with tiers of stone benches around a central space, and no roof.
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- amphitheater in Rome built about AD 75 or 80
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Amphitheatre in ancient Rome, begun by the emperor Vespasian to replace the one destroyed by fire during the reign of Nero, and completed by his son Titus in AD 80. It was 187 m/615 ft long and 49...
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The largest amphitheatre in the Empire was the amphitheatrum Caesareum, the amphitheatre of Caesar (also known as the Flavian Ampitheatre as the Flavian dynasty built it and also as the Colosseum due to its proximity to a colossal statue of Nero) in Rome started by Vespasian and completed and dedicated by Titus in AD 80. It could accommodate approx
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[ Neut., from Latin colosseus
gigantic. See Coliseum
.] The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome. [ Also written Coliseum
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Amphitheatrum Flavium noun
a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
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• (n.) The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome.
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giant amphitheatre built in Rome under the Flavian emperors. Construction of the Colosseum was begun sometime between 70 and 72 during the reign of ... [10 related articles]
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Colosseum or Coliseum (both: kolusē'um) , Ital. Colosseo, common name of the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome, near the southeast end of the Forum, between the Palatine and Esquiline hills. Begun by Vespasian, c.A.D. 75, and completed by his son Titus in A.D. 80, it is the most imposing of Rom...
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Amphitheatre in ancient Rome, begun by the emperor Vespasian to replace the one destroyed by fire during the reign of Nero, and completed by his son Titus in AD 80. It was 187 m/615 ft long and 49 m/160 ft high, and seated 50,000 people. Early Christians were martyred there by lions and gladi...
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The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheater in Rome, Italy. Colosseum or coliseum may also refer to: ==Architecture== ==Entertainment== ==Sport== ...
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The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD, and was completed in 80 AD under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for it
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