The Colosseum - Mr. Harrison's History/law Site

The Colosseum - Mr. Harrison's History/law Site

THE COLOSSEUM Romes Arena of Death Learning goals By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: understand why the Colosseum was built

describe the role the Colosseum played in Roman society How does it stack up? Wembley Stadium,

London, England Quick Facts: Re-built in 2007 (originally in 1923) Capacity: 105,000 (seated and standing)

The Big House (University of Michigan Football Stadium), Ann Arbor, Michigan,

USA Quick Facts: Built in 1927 Capacity: 111, 000 Cowboy Stadium,

Dallas, TX, USA Quick Facts: Built in 2009 Capacity: 110, 000 (seated and standing)

Cost: $1.15 billion The Flavian Amphitheatre (Colosseum) Quick Facts:

Located in Rome, Italy Capacity: 50, 000 Built in 79-80 CE Started by Emperor Vespasian, finished by his son Emperor Titus

My Trip to Rome April, 1997 THE ARENA OF DEATH

Form and Function of the Colosseum Refer to the video question sheet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WphJnTNGPM Use your handout to complete the diagram

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_ani_colosseum.shtml

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