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Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica


James Blake Wiener
published on 27 November 2018
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Around c. 180 CE, the Romans constructed an amphitheater at Augusta Raurica on the edge of the city. The ruins remain and can be visited today. Built entirely of private funds donated by influential citizens, the Roman amphitheater at Augusta Raurica was the site of gladiatorial shows and other spectacles. Entry to these shows was free and performances were financed by civic dignitaries from their own pockets.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, November 27). Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2018.

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Wiener, James B. "Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2018. Web. 07 Mar 2021.

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