Construction in Transition—The Colosseum
Lecture no. 7 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Built in the A.D. 70s, the Colosseum reflects a transitional period of Roman building technology. Follow the construction of this mammoth arena from the ground up. Begin with the geometry of the building. Then focus on its blend of traditional and state-of-the-art construction techniques.