Leaf 101 - Vestigia Amphitheatari Sta Tilli Tauri
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Amphitheaters -- Rome.
Titus Statilius Taurus I
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Amphitheater of Statilius Taurus
The Amphitheater of Statilius Taurus. An amphitheater can be distinguished from a circus or a hippodrome by the shape. Roman amphitheaters were theaters that were round. The word means "theater all around." Usually they were multi-storied and arcaded.
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This amphitheater was built in 29 BC by Titus Statilius Taurus, a wealthy general and politician in the time of Emperor Augustus. The amphitheater was built of stone and wood on the Campus Martius in Rome, but it was not a large one. In 57 AD, Nero built a new bigger wooden amphitheater, either on this site or a new one, the Amphitheatrum Neronis. After the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD, both amphitheaters were lost. This view of the amphitheater is how it would have appeared at the time of Lauro's publication.
Leaf 101 Recto
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