Colosseum

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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Colosseum

[n] - amphitheater in Rome built about AD 75 or 80
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Colosseum

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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Colosseum

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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Colosseum

Col`os·se'um noun [ Neut., from Latin colosseus gigantic. See Coliseum .] The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome. [ Also written Coliseum .]
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Colosseum

Amphitheatrum Flavium noun a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
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Colosseum

• (n.) The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome.
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Colosseum

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

[board game] Colosseum is a board game by Markus Lübke and Wolfgang Kramer, published by Days of Wonder. In the game, players attempt to attract the most spectators to the events in their arena. ==Gameplay== The game is played in rounds, each round consisting of five phases (except the last round, when phase 5 is not played). In each round
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Colosseum

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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Colosseum

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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Colosseum

[band] Colosseum is a pioneering British progressive jazz-rock band, mixing progressive rock and jazz-based improvisation. ==History 1968–1971== The band was formed in September 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman, tenor sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith and bass player Tony Reeves, who had previously worked together in John Mayall`s Bluesbreakers
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Colosseum

[disambiguation] The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheater in Rome, Italy. Colosseum or coliseum may also refer to: ==Architecture== ==Entertainment== ==Sport== ...
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Colosseum

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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Colosseum

[train] The Colosseum was an express train initially linking Rome and Milan later Frankfurt am Main. The train was named after the Amphitheatrum Flavium, renowned as Colosseum. ==Trans Europ Express== The Colosseum was the successor of the TEE Settebello on the same route and schedule. The ETR 300 rolling stock was replaced by locomotive ha
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