Essays Tagged: "Colosseum"

An explaination into the Television Production process

its gilded finger on the pulse of this timeless truth as the senators discussed Caesar=s indulgent Colosseum circus. ARome is the people, and he who controls the people, controls Rome.@ At the same t ... ive prize, however, can be as difficult today as is was for Russell Crow=s character to survive the Colosseum=s games. Television production history is strewn with corpses of ideas, television pilots, ...

(12 pages) 151 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How is the architecture of modern football stadia similar to that of the Colosseum and how does it differ?

This essay will attempt to assess what similarities and differences exist, if any, between the Colosseum and modern football stadia; and where there are similarities what governs their applicatio ... and where there are similarities what governs their application.One striking similarity between the Colosseum and many modern stadia is an oval shaped seating arrangement. This is because both have a ...

(1 pages) 85 1 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

How did the design of the Roman Colosseum Colosseum give form to its public function and to its symbolic meaning?

commodity', 'firmness' and 'delight'. This level of thought is certainly evident in the form of the Colosseum.The design of the Colosseum had to fulfil various aspects of function. The architect provi ... this controlled the crowds but also retained ease of access through numbered entrances. Beneath the Colosseum were also cells for storage of props and animals, which were led into the arena through th ...

(1 pages) 151 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

'The Roman games were cruel and degrading and cannot be justified.' How far do you agree with this opinion?

ities at the time accepted them as amusement, encouraging solidarity amongst the masses. Before the Colosseum was built the games took part in arenas surrounded by muddy banks or by spectators sitting ... , but at what cost?TOTAL WORDS: 934BibliographyA103 An Introduction to the Humanities, Block 2: The Colosseum, The Open University,Bath, 2003A103 An Introduction to the Humanities, Resource Book 1, Th ...

(4 pages) 91 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

'The Roman games were cruel and degrading and cannot be justified,' How far do you agree with this opinion?

hreatened their existence and law and order being exercised, and even play a part.If we look at the Colosseum and the displays that are reported to have been hosted there, we can infer that many of th ... tern standards, unacceptable the poet Martial in his 'Book of Shows', written in celebration of the Colosseum's opening, describes one display that was put on during the Colosseum's grand opening. Mar ...

(4 pages) 73 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Roman Colloseum

In the ancient world, the elliptical-shaped Colosseum, taking ten years to build, was the largest structure of its type. It stood 160 feet high ... of the remaining entrances were used by Emperor Titus and two for the gladiators.Upon entering the Colosseum, visitors climbed sloping ramps to their seats, according to gender and social class. Wome ... ime the Romans found it was damaging to the foundation as well as to the flooring.Most shows in the Colosseum lasted all day beginning with comedic contests and exotic animal shows in the morning and ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

The colosseum

How did the design of the Colosseum give form to its public function and to its symbolic meaning?In the first century AD, the ... eate an amphitheater. This theater was originally named the Flavian Amphitheater, later renamed the Colosseum and it earned a reputation as the greatest and deadliest structure ever built during the R ... earned a reputation as the greatest and deadliest structure ever built during the Roman Empire. The Colosseum, with its influences on arena combat, architecture, and social status, was a significant c ...

(2 pages) 100 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Trip to italy preperations

good time and I will also occasionally going to see Italy's most famous sights such as in Rome the colosseum (below).I chose to go to Rome first because I believe it's the most beautiful part of Ital ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.1 Sep/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Ancient Rome's Animal Cruelty for their entertainment in the Amphitheatre and to maintain Political Status Quo.

espasian began construction on the site of a drained lake, of the largest amphitheatre in Rome, the Colosseum. The word Colosseum comes from a "colossal" statue of Nero that once stood near the stadiu ... in the hottest place right under the canvas roof. After nine years of building by slave labour, the Colosseum's ceremony's 'opening ceremonies, including the Inaugural games, in A.D. 80 involved spect ...

(7 pages) 60 1 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Violence in the Media

nity has used violence for entertainment. The Romans forced gladiators to fight to the death in the colosseum. Medieval nobility watched knights joust (Goldstein). Violence is a very large part of tod ...

(9 pages) 169 1 4.5 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Analysis of the Proscenium Arch, Arena, Thrust, Traverse and Open stages

in the RoundAn arena stage is an open stage where the audience surrounds the stage, similar to the Colosseum. The stage may be any shape and provides access for actors and audience alike with aisles ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.7 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Colloosseum

The Colosseum and Gladiators Live Today "From dawn until after nightfall, fatal encounters between men a ... sets out to concur or destroy his opponent. As a human race, we live for death.What exactly was the Colosseum, and what went on there? The Colosseum was a huge amphitheater, or stadium, was resurrecte ... The Colosseum was a huge amphitheater, or stadium, was resurrected around 69' and 79' CE. The word Colosseum derived from the word colossal, and colossal it was. Standing at 160 feet high, 620 feet l ...

(7 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gladiator

ttention, and most of all what to do about Maximus. Meanwhile Maximus is continuing to fight in the Colosseum. He hatches a daring escape plan, to free him and his friends. He almost escapes, but is c ...

(1 pages) 860 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Safeco

in society today have adopted baseball for amusement. To meet the demand for entertainment both the Colosseum and SAFECO Field were constructed as platforms for athletes and others to dazzle the gathe ... s well patterns for design. The very same ideas of arches and columns that were demonstrated on the Colosseum, aided in the creation of the retractable roof seen on SAFECO Field. In fact, the roof of ...

(6 pages) 750 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Colosseum

better viewing from the stands. ("Amphitheater.") Perhaps the greatest amphitheater of all was the Colosseum. During its day, the Colosseum was the largest, most marvelous structure of its kind. Thei ... eated a structure that was so immense it could hold approximately fifty thousand spectators ("Roman Colosseum.") The spectators came to watch a variety of activities, including ship battles, animal fi ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Gladiators: He was a Soldier of Rome. Honour Him!

were faced death and how you faced death could make you a hero.The first gladiatorial games in the Colosseum took place after it was built, in 80 CE, by the Emperor Titus and in its first two weeks 2 ... r, so the Emperor, like in the movie, would sponsor games and attend them to promote ones self. The Colosseum was also a place of public demonstration, as there is security in numbers and people could ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

OU A103 TMA 03

PART 1.How did the design of the Colosseum relate to its public function and to its symbolic meaning? Answer in no more than 300 word ... ero. Disliked by the citizens, Nero had taken vast amounts of land after the great fire; indeed the Colosseum was built on the site of Nero's 'resented palace' (Block 2, p.39). We can therefore assume ... was built on the site of Nero's 'resented palace' (Block 2, p.39). We can therefore assume that the Colosseum was not only a political gesture but a symbol of Imperial Rome and an arena for public eve ...

(5 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Gladiators, History's Most Deadly Sport

ens of Rome loved to go to these bloody warfares. In the city of Rome, theseevents were held in the Colosseum. This arena was so large that it could hold fifty thousandspectators and host fights betwe ... oodiest exhibitions of public entertainment known to mankind.Men, Women and children flocked to the Colosseum to watch the bloodthirsty fighters murderone another. The spectators came from all over th ...

(8 pages) 2176 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Roman and Greek Art

in many ways and have very different meanings in history.The Temple of Athena (427-424 BCE) and the Colosseum (72-80 CE)Even with all the similarities in these two works of art, they are still very di ... of large​ grained grey-blue local marble and was built in ionic style architecture. While the Colosseum was built from Travertine limestone, Tuff or Tufo which is a porous stone, cement, tiles, ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays