"The Colosseum" by Peter Quennell

"The Colosseum" vividly recreates Roman history - depicting the gory gladiatorial games, the martyrdom of early Christians, the successive sacks of Rome by marauding barbarian armies, the desecration and partial dismantling of the arena itself, and finally its preservation as a world-famous tourist attraction. Some one hundred illustrations, half in full color, provide a stunning  visual complement to the narrative. Photographs commissioned just for this volume, as well as paintings and sketches by famous artists have been juxtaposed with views of classical sculpture and ancient frescoes, coins, and mosaics. 

  • Title: "The Colosseum"
  • Author: Peter Quennell
  • Publisher: Newsweek Book Division
  • Date: 1972
  • Original dust jacket included
  • Condition: This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as as-is. Due to age, please expect imperfections. Please review photos for specifics

  • Collections: Books, Non Exclusions

    Type: Books

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