4) The Flavian Amphitheatre
is better known by what name?
59) If this argument is to be accepted, then the precinct provided a locus for the display of flora gathered from the reaches of the empire just as that other splendour of architecture, commissioned by Vespasian, the Flavian amphitheatre
, paraded fauna acquired from distant provinces--lions and elephants from Africa, bears from Dalmatia and tigers from India.
The numerals XL (40) were found cast in stone amongst the ruins of the Flavian amphitheatre
Written by scholars of the classics in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the US and the UK, the papers examine topics that include the Flavian amphitheatre
, some of the Epigrams of Martial, Italicus' Punica, Statius' Silvae, religion, Plutarch, and Pliny's Natural history.
From earliest times, the rich and powerful have given large volumes of (usually covered) space to gain respect and adulation from the public: hence, in Rome, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Flavian amphitheatre
(Colosseum);  and in the last century, the Frick and the Tate galleries (one founded on exploitation of steel, the other on West Indian sugar).