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See also: colosseum
- The largest stadium in the Roman empire, located near the center of Rome.
- 2002, Tracey Ann Schofield, Rome, page 39:
- The Colosseum (known at the time as the Flavian Amphitheater) in Rome was the empire's greatest amphitheater. A marvel of Roman engineering, the Colosseum could hold up to 70,000 spectators.
- 2007, Luciano Mangiafico, Italy's Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Roman Ruins, Wonderful Wines, and Renaissance Rarities, page 36:
- The Colosseum’s elliptical shape is 617 feet long, 512 feet across, and 159 feet high.
- 2009, Holly Hughes, Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, unnumbered page,
- Perhaps no classical Roman ruin evokes the excesses of the late Empire like the Colosseum.
ancient stadium in Rome