Origin of Colosseum
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Like the Colosseum, Jep both stands above and is a part of the grotesqueries that revolve around him.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’|Jimmy So|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, fair and gentle one, that is just why even you go to the Thames as your predecessor went to the Colosseum.Harvard Stories|Waldron Kintzing Post
"This Colosseum was built in the early days of the Roman Empire," the guide continued.
In Verona we went to see the play in the colosseum by moonlight.
He constructed a passage from the Palatine to the arena of the Colosseum.Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
The Tiber would have drained the mud of its banks, that the Colosseum might command it forever.
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.