Sectional view of an Amphitheater.

Amphitheater

Sectional view of an Amphitheater.

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

Amphitheater, Black and White

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

Amphitheater, Color

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

Amphitheater, Outline

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

Amphitheater, Silhouette

This sign indicates that an amphitheater is located nearby.

"The amphitheater was made a fortress, packed with houses, in the eighth century, on account of Saracen incursions."—Myers, 1905

The Amphitheater at Arles

"The amphitheater was made a fortress, packed with houses, in the eighth century, on account of Saracen…

"More particularly was the new sect of Christians selected as the objects of vengeance. These people had already gained the intense dislike of Rome. The austerity of their manners, the severe tenets of their faith so opposed to the license of paganism, their customs and laws so antagonistic to the usages of the state, all combined to render them odious to the commonwealth."—Ridpath, 1885

Christians Given to the Lions in the Roman Amphitheater

"More particularly was the new sect of Christians selected as the objects of vengeance. These people…

The construction of arches and vaults did not remain confined to the interior of buildings, but imparted its own expression to the architecture of the exterior also; for the shape of openings became circular instead of square, although they were surrounded by half-columns gave a rectilinear finish to the whole.

Architecture of the Colosseum

The construction of arches and vaults did not remain confined to the interior of buildings, but imparted…

This Roman Colosseum is located in Rome, Italy. It is the largest elliptical amphitheater that was built during the Roman Empire. Its construction was completed in 80 A.D. during the rule of Emperor Titus. The Colosseum was used for Gladiator contests and public spectacles.

Roman Colosseum

This Roman Colosseum is located in Rome, Italy. It is the largest elliptical amphitheater that was built…

This is an illustration of the Amphitheater of Pola. It is 450 feet long and 360 broad. A temple and several ancient gates are also extant.

Pola Amphitheater

This is an illustration of the Amphitheater of Pola. It is 450 feet long and 360 broad. A temple and…

Amphitheatre at Pompeii

Pompeii amphitheatre

Amphitheatre at Pompeii

This illustration shows the amphitheater in the ancient city of Pompeii.

Pompeiian Amphitheater

This illustration shows the amphitheater in the ancient city of Pompeii.

One of the first Greek amphitheaters, located in the political center of the Elymian people.

Theater of Segesta

One of the first Greek amphitheaters, located in the political center of the Elymian people.

"The theatre was essentially like the Grecian in its arrangement; it formed a semicircle with seats rising in the form of an amphitheatre for the spectators, at the chord of which was the stage, with its permanent decorations."

Ground Plan of the Theatre at Pompeii

"The theatre was essentially like the Grecian in its arrangement; it formed a semicircle with seats…