Leaf 100 - Amphitheatrum Tauri Statilii (Ad Templum S. Crucis in Hierusalem)
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Amphitheaters -- Rome.
Titus Statilius Taurus I
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.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page title in Italian: Anfiteatro Statilio Tauro.
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.
Leaf 100 Recto and Verso.
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Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
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