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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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Sources


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


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphitheatre


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vespasian


https://www.thecolosseum.org/architecture/


https://www.rome.net/colosseum


https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/a-history-of-the-colosseum-in-one-minute/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inaugural_games_of_the_Flavian_Amphitheatre


https://www.worldhistory.org/gladiator/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Christians_in_the_Roman_Empire


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