Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica

Fundraiser: Server Costs 2019

Please help us cover our server costs for this year. We are a non-profit organization and we would rather spend the money on our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

$0.00
of $7,500.00
0.00% Funded
Donate Now

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
by
published on 27 November 2018

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.


About the Author

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.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, November 27). Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9597/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James B. "Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9597/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James B. "Amphitheater at Augusta Raurica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2018. Web. 19 Apr 2019.

Remove Ads

Advertisement