Picture this. You are in the Roman Empire in Rome. It is 80 CE. You are the child of a rich Roman land owner. You get to go to the “Games” for all of the 100 days of the inaugural games. In front of you stands the Flavian Amphitheater, known now as the Colosseum. Hoards of people are standing around you as they approach the 76 public entrances. Rumor says that the Emperor Titus will slaughter 9000 animals.
The Colosseum as I stated before is an amphitheater. An amphitheater is an oval building usually made to have sporting events. The Colosseum was the biggest amphitheater the Roman Empire. I will be teaching you about: What is the Colosseum? ,the construction of it, the arena, and many more. I think the Colosseum is an amazing amphitheater and I hope you do to! But we also have to remember the people that died in order to entertain Rome.
Meet the Author
Noah McAllister was first interested in Ancient Rome when he read a book called City which described how ancient Rome worked. He was especially interested in the amphitheater section. Mr. McAllister wanted to learn how the Roman's built the Colosseum without the use of modern technology. He now lives with his four younger brothers and his parents.
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This is how the Colosseum might of looked in the Roman Empire.