Colosseum

metronomad

Berlin, Germany

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The Flavian Amphitheater is usually known as the Coliseum either because of its huge size or because a colossal statue in gilded bronze of Nero in the guise of the Sun god originally stood nearby.

The Coliseum was begun by Vespasian in 72 A.D. and inaugurated in 80 A.D. by Titus with a hundred days of celebrations, during which several thousand wild beasts and gladiators were reputedly killed. The amphitheater was completed, however, by the emperor Domitian.
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Main Entry: col·os·se·um
Pronunciation: "kä-l&-’sE-&m
Function: noun
Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin, neuter of colosseus colossal, from colossus
1 capitalized : an amphitheater built in Rome in the first century A.D.
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coliseum

Main Entry: col·i·se·um
Pronunciation: "kä-l&-’sE-&m
Function: noun
Etymology: Medieval Latin Colosseum, Colisseum
1 capitalized : COLOSSEUM 1
2 : a large sports stadium or building designed like the Colosseum for public entertainments

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