Like the Colosseum, Jep both stands above and is a part of the grotesqueries that revolve around him.
She heard the famous Father Gavazzi preach the crusade in the Colosseum.
The largest of these amphitheaters was the Colosseum, the ruins of which still exist.
In vain; the address was gone—gone with the leaves she had torn out and thrown away in the Colosseum.
A circus or theatre of our day is a toy compared to the Colosseum.
Following the guidebook's advice we had seen the Colosseum in Rome by moonlight.
The Colosseum will not suffer its likeness to be taken by every one; it is a favour that must be fought for.
Marynia could scarcely sit still at the thought that she would see the Capitol, the Forum, and the Colosseum by moonlight.
"You succeeded with the Colosseum," was Blanka's encouraging rejoinder.
The night is so beautiful that we, too, came to the Colosseum.
1560s, Medieval Latin name for the classical Amphitheatrum Flavium (begun c.70 C.E.), noun use of neuter of adjective colosseus "gigantic;" perhaps a reference to the colossal statue of Nero that long stood nearby (see colossus).
A great arena of ancient Rome, which seated fifty thousand. It is in ruins today, but its former glory can still be imagined.
Note: Some of the contests staged in the Colosseum were between gladiators, who fought with swords; some were between people and animals. The arena could even be flooded for mock sea battles.
Note: According to tradition, persecuted Christians were fed to lions in the Colosseum for the entertainment of the Romans. (See also bread and circuses.)