After the Greek influence and the remodeling of Greek sports and games, Romans athletics grew vastly and became an important form of entertainment. The Romans were very attracted with the sports, such as boxing, wrestling, chariot racing, and gladiator battles. As soon as the athletics events arose in Rome, the sport flourished all over the Roman Empire and attracted competitors from all around the city. The competitors or athletes were enrolled from lower social class, offenders who have lost their citizenship benefits, slaves, and prisoners of war. These competitors were the individuals who battled in these Roman athletics for the glory, prizes, sporting prestige and freedom, which were given to the individuals who would win the contest.
It was the largest amphitheater built by the roman Empire, it contained four main floors each with 80 Arches, and could hold up to 50,000 spectators. The building of the colosseum used two of the greatest inventions concrete and vaulted arches. Also, in the article the Roman Arches by Linda Alchin, stats the ceilings of the passages and corridors which circled the arena on each tier consisted of vaulted arches made of concrete but the supports the vaulted arches rested on were made of strong, heavy limestone. The arches on the ceiling are more stronger than a flat ceiling. Today the Colosseum is a popular tourist attraction in rome with 3.9 million visitors every
The Great Pyramid was built for King Cheop. It is the largest pyramid of the three at Giza. The three pyramids built for King Cheops, King Chephrun, and King Mycerinos stand on the... ... middle of paper ... ...laimed the lives of thirty six members of the party (Reeves 31). Was it the pharaoh's curse or just coincidence? In Las Vegas, Nevada the hotel-casino Luxor was built.
Gladitorial Combat in Ancient Rome The culture of Ancient Rome had a distinct way to entertain its citizens. Besides spending times at the baths, Romans found pleasure and delight in the games held at the local coliseum. These games were among the bloodiest displays of public amusement in the history of man. Professional wrestling and boxing today, do not come close to the disgusting horrors that the people of Rome took so much pleasure in observing. Although the games were very bloody and extremely brutal, often killing many men and animals, the Romans enjoyed the scenery of life and death being very near.
During the middle and late third century Roman republic era gave rise to the arena games and became a great phenomenon for the Romans. An amphitheater, also known as a coliseum, housed these dangerous games that potentially harmed the audience as well as those who participated in them. Gladiatorial combat originated as part of funerals for deceased influential Romans. These large gladiatorial games were held by emperors during funerals of important roman officials, but were also included during other occasions. Over time the connection among the gladiator games and funerals decreased, and the upper class put on the games mainly to raise their social standing and gain favor with the public.
Parts and pieces of the Coliseum are concrete and other parts are stone and mortar. The Pantheon on the other hand, is made entirely of concrete, including the dome upon its ceiling. This dome is still the largest unsupported vaulted ceiling that exists. THE EMERGENCE OF CO... ... middle of paper ... ...ll buildings were constructed of concrete. With their realization of the strength of concrete, the Romans used it to build some of the world’s best known structures, like the Coliseum and the Pantheon.
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Roman Entertainment There were many things the Romans did for entertainment. Even though this entertainment was cruel and brutal it satisfied the Roman's need for excitment and relaxation. In Rome most people loved to watch others suffer and fight to their death. While others loved to go and get a good laugh at the theater or relax and talk about politics at the baths. In the city the state provided most of the entertainment.
The Colosseum was a huge place, holding up to 50,000 people. The main function of the place was entertainment for the Romans, where anyone was welcome to come and see the grand performances of gladiators, dancers, musicians, and priests (Books, 19). Besides entertainment, Colosseum served a place of human and animal sacrificing. The gladiators, which were mostly slaves in the past or ex prisoners were fighting mostly against their will. Someone had to win in the competition, and someone have to die.
This massive building measures 13.72 m (45.0 ft.) in height and 69.5 by 30.9 m (228 by 101 ft.) long and was built with white marble. According to Greek historians two architects, Iktinos and Kallikrates, oversaw the construction. This temple was built for and dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It served as a gathering place, as well as a location for political debates; but its current tenant serves as a tourist destination. The Parthenon featured an octastyle, which was an eight-column arrangement at its end.