Conjectural reconstruction of the Amphiteatrum Castrensis, Rome

RIBApix ref no RIBA28394
Artist/PhotographerPalladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
CountryItaly
Subject Date1920
Image Date1550
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC142/PALL/XI/5v
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing is numbered XI/5v in the Burlington-Devonshire Collection. The Amphiteatrum Castrensis was located near to the Castra Praetoria, the great camp of the Praetorian Guard, built by Emperor Tiberius in 23 AD. The amphitheatre was probably built at the same time in order to entertain the soldiers.

Subject tags

amphitheatres, capitals, archaeological sites