Rome in Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy — Central Italy (Tyrrhenian Coast)
Anﬁteatro Flavio/The Flavian Amphitheatre
L’Anfiteatro Flavio, grande edificio pubblico destinato a spettacoli di enorme popolarita, quali le cacce e I combattimenti gladiatori, fu edificato, in luogo del lago atificiale dela Domus Aurea neronicana, dagli imperatori della dinastia Flavia. Il nome originale, Amphitheatrum o Amphitheatrum magnum, fu sostituito nell’Alto Medioevo da Colysaeum, probabilmente per la contiguita co il celeberrimo Colosso eretto da Nerone.
La costruzione dell’Anfiteatro inizio ne 72 d.C. e fu finanziata con il bottino della Guerra giudaica. L’edificio fu inaugurato solennemente nell’ 80 d.C. da Tito, completato da Domiziano e piu volte restaurato fino al V secolo.
L’Anfiteatro perse la funzione originaria nel VI sec d.C. per conoscere alter destinazioni d’uso. La sua struttura, con pianta ovale e prospetto costituito da 4 ordini architettonici sovrapposti, ancora visibili solo sul lato settentrionale, appare oggi fortement alterata, in conseguenza dei fenomeni di riuso e spoliazione, che indebolirono il monument rendendolo vulnerablile ai terremoti.
L’imponente architettura dell’Anfiteatro h caratterizzato nel tempo il paesaagggi della Valle, costituendo un segno urbano di straordinaria Potenza evocativa.
The Flavian Amphitheatre, a huge public building intended for enormous popular shows such
Building work for the Amphitheatre began in 72 AD and was financed by the booty from the Judean war. The building was solemnly inaugurated in 80 AD by Titus, completed by Domitian and restored several times up until the 5th century.
In the 6th century, the Amphitheatre lost its original function and was used for other purposes. The structure, with its oval plan and façade consisting of 4 order of architecture, one on top of another, still visible only on the north side, seems greatly altered today, in consequence of re-use and spoliation of materials, which weakened the monument, making it vulnerable to earthquakes.
The imposing architecture of the Amphitheatre has dominated the landscape of the Valley throughout time, constituting an urban sign of extraordinarily evocative power.
Location. 41° 53.372′ N, 12° 29.487′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Marker is on Piazza del Colosseo just east of Via di Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome, Lazio 00184, Italy.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arch of Constantine (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch of Titus / Arco di Tito (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Neronian Foundations / Fondazioni Neroniane (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Nymphaeum and Adjoining Cisterns / Ninfeo e Annesse Cisterne (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Palatine "Stadium" / "Stadio" Palatino (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Neronian Foundations / Fondazioni Neroniane (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The 'Stadium' / Lo 'Stadio' (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Via Nova (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
Also see . . . Colosseum, Rome. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. antiquities; Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Arch of Constantine; Colosseum; Historic Center of Rome.
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