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Roman Amphitheatre From Its Origins to the Colosseum

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ISBN-10: 0521744350

ISBN-13: 9780521744355

Edition: 2009

Authors: Katherine E. Welch

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List price: $83.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Katherine E. Welch is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is the author of The Roman Amphitheater: From its Origins to the Colosseum (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
The 'Imperial' Interpretation of Arena Games
Arena Games During the Republic
Origins of Gladiatorial Combat
The Osco-Samnite Hypothesis
The Etruscan Hypothesis
Gladiatorial Games during the Republican Period
The Venatio and Damnatio ad Bestias in the Republican Period
Other Forms of the Death Penalty
The Arena and the Roman Army
Conclusion
Origins of Amphitheatre Architecture
The Setting of Gladiatorial Games at Rome during the Republic: The Forum Boarium and Forum Romanum
Evidence for Spectator Arrangements in the Forum Romanum in the Republican Period
The Middle Republic
The Late Republic
The Shape and Form of the Seating Construction ("Spectacula") in the Forum Romanum
Constructional Aspects of the Spectacula in the Forum Romanum
Conclusion
Stone Amphitheatres in the Republican Period
The Amphitheatre and Sullan Colony at Pompeii
Army Training and Gladiatorial Combat: 105 BC and After
Geographical Distribution and Dating of Republican Amphitheatres
The Ludi of Capua
The Transition from Wood to Stone
The Amphitheatre and Campus at Pompeii
Conclusion
The Amphitheatre Between Republic and Empire: Monumentalization of the Building Type
Decoration of the Fa�ades of Early-Imperial Amphitheatres: The Tuscan Order
A Higher Order of Killing: Statilius Taurus and Rome's First Stone Amphitheatre
Conclusion
The Colosseum: Canonization of the Amphitheatre Building Type
The Innovation of the Colosseum's Fa�ade: Greek Architectural Orders and Sculptural Decoration
Cultural Repertoire of Amphitheatre Games under the Empire: 'Fabulous' Executions
The Colosseum and Nero's Domus Aurea
Conclusion
Reception of the Amphitheatre in the Greek World in the Early Imperial Period
Athens
Corinth
Conclusion
Conclusion
Appendix Amphitheatres of Republican Date
Architectural Characteristics of Republican Amphitheatres
Republican Amphitheatres in Italy
Republican Amphitheatres Outside of Italy
Notes
Bibliography
Index