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Mini Pod 10: The “Generosity” and Violence Behind the Building of the Colosseum

Today we glance at why the Flavian Emperors may have built the Colosseum and how they put themselves in a position to do so. What did such vast public works projects have to do with the rise and fall of Roman Emperors?

By |November 26th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Episode 11: A Second Look at the Colosseum: The Structure Itself

This podcast discusses the Colosseum as a building, including its overall shape, the huge awning that protected the spectators from the hot Roman sun, the foundations needed to support it, and its decorative elements. Our next episode will take up the kind of events that were staged in it.

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |
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