What did the Colisseum reveal about ancient Rome? Watch the following video then answer the questions:  History Of RomanColisseum - Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOylD1KC6kc&...

What did the Colisseum reveal about ancient Rome?

Watch the following video then answer the questions: 

History Of RomanColisseum - Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOylD1KC6kc& feature=player_embedded

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The video does not really say all that much on this topic -- it does not really say much of what I think the Colosseum actually does say about Rome and its civilization.

The video says (again a bit after the 2 minute mark) that what is really significant about the building is that it showed how advanced Rome was.  The guy on the video says something about how it symbolized the power and wealth and the engineering ability of ancient Rome.

However, you really have to think about what went on in the arena, as described later in the video.  This shows me, at least, that the Romans were a pretty bloodthirsty bunch who were willing to spend that sort of money and effort on a place to watch people kill one another.

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