The Colosseum (Ebook)

Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard

Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena

The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics. And the strange after story - the Colosseum has been fort, store, church, and glue factory.

Publication date: 14/04/2011

£8.99

ISBN: 9781847650450

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B004VB34FW

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

The Colosseum (Paperback)

Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard

Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena

The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics. And the strange after story - the Colosseum has been fort, store, church, and glue factory.

Publication date: 14/04/2011

£9.99

ISBN: 9781846684708

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

The Colosseum (Audiobook)

Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard

Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena

The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics. And the strange after story - the Colosseum has been fort, store, church, and glue factory.

Publication date: 31/01/2019

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782835707

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07P5ZSJC5

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

Reviews for The Colosseum

'Brilliant ... arguably the best so far in Profile's excellent Wonders of the World series ... it brings the Colosseum to life in all its gory splendour.'

 Geographical

'A work of scholarship written with the general reader in mind ... a pleasure to read.'

 Spectator

'What the authors have given us in the proverbial multum in parvo'

 Sunday Telegraph

'Revels in the accretions of detail and myth ... first-class scholarship and an engagingly demotic style'

 Independent

'Stirring stuff! This is a welcome and well-written book ... it reassesses myths, politely debunks many misconceptions about what we know- and what we don't know - to put the fabulous monument in context from its founding to the present.'

Lindsey Davis, author of the Falco series 

'A wonderful book, worthy of its subject: horrifying, impressive, blood-soaked, occasionally very funny and always entertaining'

Robert Harris 

Keith Hopkins

Keith Hopkins

Keith Hopkins was Professor of Ancient History at Cambridge from 1985 to 2000 and Vice-Provost of King's College. He died in 2004.

Mary Beard

Mary Beard

Mary Beard is one of the most original and best-known classicists working today. She is Professor of Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Classics editor of the TLS. She is a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her books include the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (2008) and the best-selling SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015). Her popular TLS blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. Her latest book is Women & Power: A Manifesto (2017).

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