Friday, March 30, 2012

A Roman Colloquium At The Colosseum - The Story Behind Colosseum

Roman architecture was also considered to be an exact copy of the Greek building style. But, the Romans have also contributed to the classical architectural styles. The two developments of Roman buildings styles are the Tuscan and composite orders. Tuscan is a shortened, simplified variant on the Doric order of the Greek style. Composite is a tall order with the floral decoration of the Corinthian and the scrolls of the ionic building style of the Greeks. The grand marvel structure of Colosseum is exemplary of the fierce Roman Empire's sense of engineering and a zeal for architecture under whom the masterpiece was built. The construction that started by around 70 to 72 AD under the emperor of Vespasian reached its completion in the 80 AD and so had Emperor Vespasian throne after being replaced by Emperor Titus.

The Roman Colosseum is the best-known amphitheatre in the world. The commonly known Ancient Roman Colosseum derives its name from the Latin name Amphitheater Effluvium, as it was constructed by the emperors of the Fl-avian dynasty. The Pantheon is a building in Rome, which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets of the Roman state religion. Since 7th century, it has been a Christian church. The Colosseum and the Pantheon are some of the buildings built during this period. The structure breaking the stereotype trends of past Greek buildings is elliptical in shape being 189 meters long and 156 meters wide spread around a spherical ground ranging up to 6 acres which is about 24,000 meter square. The outer wall measures 48 meters, while the central pitch forms an egg shaped ground stretching up to 87 meters, which is surrounded by a wall 5 meters high.

Once a host to the bravery battles which are the roman gladiatorial games, simulated sea battles and the cuber prestigious games held by Titus which had this mega block filled with water to demonstrate the acrobats of trained swimming creatures; the Colosseum was capable of accommodating a whopping figure of 50,000 spectators at a time. There were also recitals of mythological dramas performed here, with the execution of the hero often by beasts or an unruly character would mark the high point of the play. The Ancient Roman Colosseum continues to stand with the same stature representing that compromised power of the Roman Empire today, even after the structure has been ruined after suffering the tremors caused by an earthquake.


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