The Colosseum (Hardcover)

Design - Construction - Events: A detailed examination of this iconic building and its use throughout the centuries (Haynes Manuals)

By Nigel Rodgers

Haynes Publishing UK, 9781785211485, 192pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

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Description

The Colosseum is an examination of the innovative design and inspired construction of ancient Rome’s most astonishing building. It looks closely at the anonymous architects and laborers involved in the 10-year project, and how once completed its management delighted the Roman crowds with 400 years of the world’s most savage and brutal entertainment spectaculars.


About the Author

Nigel Rodgers, who has a degree in History and History of Art from Cambridge University, has written 17 books on subjects ranging from architecture and history to philosphy and travel, which have been translated into 14 languages. He lives in Wiltshire, almost within site of Stonehenge.