Papers from the international conference held at Chester, England, in February 2007 on Roman Amphitheatres and Spectacular. Contents: 1) Introduction (Tony Wilmott); 2) The setting out of amphitheatres: ellipse or oval? Questions answered and not answered (Mark Wilson Jones); 3) The amphitheatres in Hispania: recent investigations (Rosalía Durán Cabello, Carmen Fernández Ochoa and Ángel Morillo Cerdan); 4) Amphitheatres in the Roman East (Hazel Dodge); 5) Amphitheatres of Auxiliary Forts on the Frontiers (C. Sebastian Sommer); 6) Excavations on the legionary amphitheatres of Chester (Deva), Britain (Tony Wilmott and Dan Garne); 7) Excavations on the legionary amphitheatre of Burnum, Croatia (Zeljko Miletic and Miroslav Glavicic); 8) The Roman amphitheatre at Richborough (Rutupiae) Kent: non-invasive research (Tony Wilmott, Louise Martin and Neil Linford); 9) The Trier amphitheatre, an ancient monument in the light of new research (Hans-Peter Kuhnen); 10) Theatres and Amphitheatres in Augst (Augusta Raurica), Switzerland (Thomas Hufschmid); 11) The amphitheatre of Serdica, Sofia, Bulgaria (Zharin Velichkov); 12) Pre-Augustan Seating in Italy and the West (Tamara Jones); 13) Function and Community: some thoughts on the amphitheatres of Roman Britain (Tony Wilmott); 14) Whats the point of Londons amphitheatre? - a clue from Diana (Nick Bateman); 15) The Magerius mosaic revisited (David Bomgardner); 16) What can the Inscriptions tell us about Spectacles? The example of Africa Proconsularis (Renate Lafer); 17) Reading Pompeiis Walls: A Social archaeological approach to Gladiatorial Graffiti (Pedro Paulo A. Funari and Renata S. Garrafoni); 18) Victory and Defeat in the Roman Arena: the Evidence of Gladiatorial Iconography (Jon Coulston); 19) Dying in the Arena: the Osseous Evidence from Ephesian Gladiators (Fabian Kanz and Karl Grossschmidt); 20) No More Fun? The Ends of Entertainment Structures in the Late Roman West (Neil Christie).
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