Entertainment in Rome

The scholarship available on the entertainment available in the City of Rome.


  • Connolly, P. & Dodge, H., The ancient city: life in Classical Athens and Rome, Oxford, 1998, 176-217.
  • Coulston, J. & Dodge, H., Ancient Rome: the archaeology of the eternal city, Oxford, 2000, Ch 9.
  • Robinson, O.F., Ancient Rome: city planning and administration, London, 1992, Ch 11.
  • Stambaugh, J.E., The ancient Roman city, Baltimore, 1988, Ch 14.

Further Reading

  • Bomgardner, D.L., The story of the Roman amphitheatre, London, 2000, Ch 1.
  • Coarelli, F. & Gabucci, A., The Colosseum, Los Angeles, 2001.
  • Coleman, K., ‘The contagion of the throng’: absorbing violence in the Roman world’ in European Review.5.4, Cambridge, 1997, 401-17.
  • Dodge, H., Spectacle in the Roman world, London, 2011.
  • Humphrey, J.H., Roman circuses: arenas for chariot racing, London, 1986.
  • Ward-Perkins, J.B. & Boethius, A., Roman imperial architecture, Harmondsworth, 1981, 26-7, 67-70.
  • Welch, K.E., The Roman amphitheatre: from its origins to the Colosseum, Cambridge, 2007.