You are currently browsing posts tagged with colosseum

Architecture

§ December 6th, 2013 § Filed under general § Tagged Comments Off on Architecture

By the first century BC. a stadium was established in Rome to house the gladiator fights. It was called an amphitheater, built in all major cities of the Empire. The Flavian Amphitheatre, or Colosseum, was the most all of them and one of the largest building constructed in antiquity and structure of the Colosseum The origin of the amphitheatres: Until the time of Julius Caesar, tas Similar gladiator fights and were held in the circuses or removable structures built for this purpose. Curio was the younger, to 52 BC., who is credited with the idea to build two theaters of wood of equal size, attached to the corners of your curves and mounted on two separate axes. These structures could rotate about these axes and be together side by side, so that the two chambers form a huge oval, since it could remove the partitions from the stage of the two theaters into a single arena.

In the reign of Augustus, the first double rose tea, stone of Rome was erected south of the Champ de Mars, at 29 a. C. by Gaius Statilius Taurus. When it was destroyed in 64 d. C. rose by fire Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre substitute. The largest building in Rome: works began to 2O year, the first year of the reign of Emperor Vaspasiano and ended in Titus, in AD 80, when it was officially inaugurated in a ceremony that included ten days of games. Around 82 AD Domiciciano completed the structure by adding an upper floor.