|aWhere is the Colosseum? /|cby Jim O'Connor ; illustrated by John O'Brien.
|aNew York :|bPenguin Workshop,|cc2017.
|a108 p. :|bill., maps (some col.) ;|c20 cm.
|a"Foldout maps inside!"--Cover.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 108)
|aWhere is the Colosseum? -- How Rome began -- Emperors -- Roman arenas -- The work begins -- A close look at the Colosseum -- The audience -- The city of Rome -- Lifestyles of the rich and not so famous -- Gladiators -- The Colosseum through the ages -- Timelines -- Bibliography.
|aDescribes the construction and history of the Colosseum, the largest oval amphitheater in the center of Rome, Italy.
A marvel of engineering that proclaimed the might of the Emperor of Ancient Rome.The Emperor Titus opened the enormous Colosseum in AD 80 to host 100 days of games, and it will astound readers to learn what the ancient Romans found entertaining. Over 50,000 screaming fans watched gladiators battling each other to the death, men fighting exotic wild beasts, and even mock sea battles with warships floating on an arena floor flooded with water. By AD 476 the Roman Empire had fallen, and yet the ruins of the Colosseum remain a world-famous landmark of an unforgettable time.