6.16.2006

Roman entertainment















These fragments (IX-6, VIII-5&6) from the Severan Marble Plan of Rome clearly show the Circus Maximus. All surviving fragments of the Map are now available at the Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project.

A draft of a circus programme also survives from Oxyrhynchus.




















Brass sestertius of Titus, showing the Colosseum
Roman, AD 80-81, British Museum

The Flavian Colosseum was completed by Titus, and dedicated during his reign (AD 80).

This coin is part of a new British Museum online tour - Gladiators and Caesars, which deals with objects in the BM linked to gladiators, and to chariot-races.

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