QUENNELL, PETER & EDITORS OF THE NEWSWEEK BOOK DIVISION.
Title The Colosseum.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Publisher Newsweek, New York: 1971.
Seller ID 12435X3
Recreates the history of the massive amphitheater built by the Flavian emperors depicting the gory gladiatorial games, the martyrdom of early Christians, the successive sacks of Rome by marauding barbarian armies, the desecration and partial dismantling of the arena itself, and finally its preservation as a world-famous tourist attraction. Contains some 100 illustrations, one half in color. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Colosseum, Flavian Emperors, Amphitheaters, Gladiators, Christianity, Roman Empire, Rome, Roma, Goths, Castel Saint'Angelo).