Arena

Arena

First published in 1973, Arena discusses the Year AD 80, when the Colosseum opened with quite the longest and most nauseating organized mass orgy in history. It was a mammoth celebration on the grandest scale, a fitting inauguration for an arena built to epitomize all the majesty and power of the Roman Empire, a building which also held the seeds of that Empire's decay and destruction.

As well as his vivid account of the erection of the Colosseum, Mr Pearson discusses… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Collection: Bloomsbury Reader

Page count: 196 pages

Language: English


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