The Colosseum Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

The Colosseum
A description of the history and background of the Colosseum in Rome.
# 106955 | 1,572 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper describes and discusses the Colosseum in Rome. More specifically, the paper provides a history and a physical description of the Colosseum as well as a discussion of how the ancient Romans used the structure and an explanation of the source of its name and its usage today. The paper includes a summary of the research in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Colosseum, The. (2007). The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Claridge, Amanda, Tony Cubberley and Judith Toms. An Oxford Archaeological Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • "History of the Colosseum, The." (2002). Architectural Science Review 45(4):386.
  • Morey, Charles Rufus and Margaret R. Scherer. Marvels of Ancient Rome. New York: Phaidon Press, 1955.
  • Robathan, Dorothy M. The Monuments of Ancient Rome. Rome: "L'Erma" di Bretschneider, 1950.

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