8 thoughts on “Today’s #Photograph 18/May/21

  1. Numbers, Numbers, Numbers! We are all numbered in one way or another! Even ancient Rome. Even though it is a magnificent structure, it pains me to think of the misery many endured to entertain others, within.

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    1. Ah, yes, Brenda. As an arena of ‘entertainment’, it was more properly a place of punishment and lessons to the rebellious. That the citizens nevertheless apparently enjoyed the carnage, brutality and suffering, considering it amusing, says a lot about human nature.

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  2. I like how you show a piece of the colloseum as a way of emphasising its structure. It’s otherwise so “collossal” that all the work and planning that went into it gets lost. I love the number above the arch; we still have so much of them with us now.

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    1. Thanks, Joni.
      One small detail really caught my attention, so I had to find out about it. There’s a Roman numeral carved immediately above the arch. Apparently, this was so Roman citizens were able to enter the arena by the right door, using the number they were allocated, a method that reduced crowding, as there are very many entrances, and allowed the arena to be fully occupied in a short time. Those Romans certainly knew a thing or two!

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