Published on October 31, 2007
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME COLOSSEUM: COLOSSEUM Built by Flavian Rulers (Vespasian, Titus) At opening in 80 AD 5,000 animals slaughtered 3,000 gladiator fights Slide5: 50,000 spectators 80 entrances 4 stories (seating based on class level) Arena made of wood Wiped out hippos (Egypt), lions (Assyria), elephants (N. Africa) CIRCUS MAXIMUS: CIRCUS MAXIMUS Biggest stadium ever (2,000 ft.) Seated 250,000 Chariot races BUILDERS: BUILDERS 11 Aqueducts built (57 miles to Rome) Plumbing, water fountains 53,000 miles of roads (Appian Way) ROMAN FORUM: ROMAN FORUM ROMAN BATHS: ROMAN BATHS 900 baths in Ancient Rome Held from 300 to 1500 people Not free No children ROMAN HOUSE: ROMAN HOUSE Famous Sayings:: Famous Sayings: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. I came, I saw, I conquered. (Julius Caesar) Et tu Brute – “And you, Brutus” Slide26: He fiddled why Rome burned. (about Nero) Carpe Diem “Seize the Day” Rome wasn’t built in a day. All roads lead to Rome.