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The Roman Colosseum

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Nayab Butt

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Forms & Funtions of The Roman Colosseum Flavian Amphitheater -----------189m long---------- 156m wide 4 8 m |
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| made of travertine limestone Colosseum could hold a maximum of 87,000 people
50,000 was average
could be evacuated in 5 minutes 3 stories of arches
ornamental half columns Doric, Ionic, and corinthian
corinthian columns were most ornate and popular among Romans
Cap decorated with egg and dart molding
Decorated with acanthus leaves had 80 entrances entrances, exits, and staircases were numbered Northern entrance reserved for Emperor
other three were for gladiators Loads dead load=structure
live load=audience: create compression
dynamic load=wind force animals create
=weather (like rain)
=earthquakes+fires
1349 destroyed outer south side
triangular brick wedges Form displays the wealth, might & power of rome
displays the style & building techniques
there were 3 reasons animal hunts-called venatio
rhinoceros, hippopotamuses, elephants, giraffes, Barbary lions, panthers, leopards, bears, Caspian tigers, crocodiles, ostriches and many more re-enact famous Roman battles
natural scene
flooded Colosseum to re-enact sea battles executions & funerals-everyone could see
human sacrifice at a funeral would ensure satisfactory entrance into the afterlife. Functions The Present major tourist attraction
one of the 7/8 wonders of the world
Roman Catholic ceremonies
museum dedicated to Eros
Diego Della Valle sponsored £25 million towards the Colosseum Bibliography Books Bailey Gerry and Way Steve
Simply Science Structures
Pleasantville NY USA, Gareth Stevens
2009

Wilkinson Philip
Building
34 Lesmill Road Toronto, Canada, Stodd art Publishing Limited
1955 Websites Colosseum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum#Physical_description
19 April 2012

Maya Pillai
Roman Coliseum Facts
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/roman-coliseum-facts.html

Claudia Miclaus
The Coliseum of Rome
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/the-coliseum-of-rome.html
10/13/2011

By Keith Hopkins
The Colosseum: Emblem of Rome
http://www.bbc.co.uk.history/ancient/romans/colosseum 01.shtml
2011-03-22

Greek Columns
http://greece.mrdonn.org/columnns.html

Roman Columns
http://www.roman-colosseum.info/roman-architecture/roman-columns.htm

Egg-and-Dart
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg-and-dart
14 February 2012

JY
Roman Colosseum
htpp://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Roman_Colosseum.html

Colosseum
http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/colosseo.html

Roman Colosseum
http://ww.rome.info/colosseum/

Purpose of the Colosseum
http://www.roman-colosseum.info/colosseum/purpose-of-the-colosseum.htm
2008

Colosseum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Colosseum
19 April 2012 By Nayab Butt & Tanya Nguyen
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