Colosseum

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col·os·se·um

 (kŏl′ĭ-sē′əm)
n.
Variant of coliseum.

colosseum

(ˌkɒləˈsɪəm)
n
(Architecture) a variant spelling of coliseum

Colosseum

(ˌkɒləˈsɪəm)
n
(Named Buildings) an amphitheatre in Rome built about 75–80 ad

Col•os•se•um

(ˌkɒl əˈsi əm)

n.
1. an ancient amphitheater in Rome, begun A.D. c70 by Vespasian, having the form of an oval 617 by 512 ft. (188 by 156 m).
2. (l.c.) coliseum.
[< Latin, n. use of neuter of colossēus gigantic < Greek kolossiaîos, derivative of kolossós colossus]
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Noun1.Colosseum - a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80Colosseum - a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
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colosseum

nKolosseum nt
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From earliest times, the rich and powerful have given large volumes of (usually covered) space to gain respect and adulation from the public: hence, in Rome, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Flavian amphitheatre (Colosseum); [1] and in the last century, the Frick and the Tate galleries (one founded on exploitation of steel, the other on West Indian sugar).
Written by scholars of the classics in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the US and the UK, the papers examine topics that include the Flavian amphitheatre, some of the Epigrams of Martial, Italicus' Punica, Statius' Silvae, religion, Plutarch, and Pliny's Natural history.
The numerals XL (40) were found cast in stone amongst the ruins of the Flavian amphitheatre in Italy.