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The Colosseum
by Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard
Harvard University Press, 2005
eISBN: 978-0-674-06359-4 | Cloth: 978-0-674-01895-2 | Paper: 978-0-674-06031-9
Library of Congress Classification DG68.1.H67 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 937.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The history of the Colosseum is, in reality, much stranger than the legend. In this engaging book, we learn the details of how the arena was built and at what cost; we meet the emperors who sometimes fought in gladiatorial games; and we take measure of the audience who reveled in, or opposed, these games. The authors also trace the strange afterlife of the monument.

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