Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

The most famous and most magnificent amphitheatre of Rome was built in the 1st century.



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  • What does the term amphitheatre mean?
  • Where is the Colosseum?
  • In which ancient empire was the world's most famous amphitheatre built?
  • During the reign of which emperor did the construction of the Colosseum begin?
  • Whose statue used to stand in front of the Colosseum?
  • When was the Colosseum inaugurated?
  • What was the original name of the building?
  • After the statue of which emperor was the building renamed in the Middle Ages?
  • What is the length of the building?
  • Approximately how many spectators could the building host?
  • Who were the gladiators?
  • What does the salutation of gladiators entering the amphitheatre mean? ('Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant')
  • What does the following phrase mean? 'Panem et circenses'
  • Is the following statement true? Sea battles were also simulated in the Colosseum.
  • What is the height of the building?
  • Who was history’s most famous (rebellious) gladiator?
  • What did the thumb turned downwards mean for the defeated gladiator?
  • Is the following statement true? Female gladiators were also fighting in the Colosseum.
  • Is it true that many Christians were killed in the Colosseum?
  • Is the following statement true? Gladiators could never be freed.
  • What did the Emperor's thumb turned upwards mean for the defeated gladiator?


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