Book , Print in English

The Roman amphitheatre : from its origins to the Colosseum

Katherine E. Welch.
  • Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • xxii, 355 pages, [16] p. of plates : illustrations(some colored), maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • "This is the first book to analyze the evolution of the Roman amphitheatre as an architectural form. Katherine Welch addresses the critical period in the history of this building type: its origins and dissemination under the Republic, from the third to first centuries B.C.; its monumentalization as an architectural form under Augustus; and its canonization as a building type with the Colosseum (A.D. 86). She explores the social and political contexts of each of these phases in detail. The study then shifts focus to the reception of the amphitheatre and its games in the Greek East, a part of the Empire that was, initially, deeply fractured about the new realities of Roman rule."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Ch. 1. Arena games during the republic
  • Ch. 2. Origins of amphitheatre architecture
  • Ch. 3. Stone amphitheatres in the republican period
  • Ch. 4. amphitheatre between republic and empire : monumentalization of the building type
  • Ch. 5. Colosseum : canonization of the amphitheatre building type
  • Ch. 6. Reception of the amphitheatre in the Greek world in the early imperial period
  • App. Amphitheatres of republican date.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-350) and index.
  • 0521809444 (HB)
  • 9780521809443 (HB)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2003043503
  • OCLC: 51607422
  • OCLC: 51607422