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Podcast Episode 77: The Colosseum

Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast! This week, I'm discussing the most famous amphitheater in the world: The Colosseum!

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The Colosseum

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Interior of the Colosseum

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Seating at the Colosseum

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Emperor Vespasian

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Emperor Titus

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A mosaic showing the different types of gladiators, c. 2nd century CE. It shows (left to right) a thraex fighting a murmillo, a hoplomachus standing with another murmillo (who is signaling his defeat to the referee), and one of a matched pair.

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Gardner's Art through the Ages by Fred S. Kleiner

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