THE COLOSSEUM OPERATIONS MANUAL
192pp., 4to, fully illus.in colour. 2018. If it is still Rome’s greatest landmark, an unfailing magnet for tourists, it is also a brilliant example of Roman technology at its most sophisticated, a smooth-running machine in stone, cement and marble that for centuries staged Rome’s lavish if brutal entertainments. This book investigates its construction, its workings and history, including its recent triumphant restoration.