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Roman Gladiatorial Games

An impressive site, illustrated and with an authoritative commentary on gladiators, amphitheatres, wild-beast hunts, animals, punishment of criminals, the culture, etc.
http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/classics/gladiatr/index.htm

Roman Entertainment

A brief summary of Roman games.
http://homepages.iol.ie/~coolmine/typ/romans/enter2.html

Arena: Gladiatorial Games

Long detailed page on the amphitheatre and its functions; 37 photographs are used to illustrate the excellent text. Additional closely related pages are also linked.
http://www.vroma.org/%7Ebmcmanus/arena.html

The Roman Gladiator

Several good photographs of mosaics depicting gladiatorial combat (as well as the amphitheatres of Rome, Pompeii and Arles); over a dozen pages of excellent text; a nine-item reading list.
http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/consortium/gladiators.html

The Origin and Spectacle of Gladiatorial Games

Good medium-length essay on gladiators (including a summary of types).
http://209.1.224.12/Athens/Olympus/3296/gladiators.htm

Seneca expresses revulsion at the games

An interesting primary source in translation.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/seneca-letters7.html

Roman Amphitheatres: Web Links

A large and quite useful collection of links.
amphithetre links

Images of the Roman Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

A reasonable selection of images of the Colosseum
http://clawww.lmu.edu/%7Efjust/Rome-Colisseum.htm

The Colosseum

Basic site with a few images and fair notes.
http://www.chch.school.nz/mbc/colosseu.htm

Virtual Model of the Roman Amphitheatre at Colonia Ulpia Traiana (Xanten)

As the title suggests.
http://www.bauwesen.uni-dortmund.de/forschung/xanten/english/amph.html

The Riot at Pompeii, AD 59

The famous fresco illustrating the riot described in Tacitus.
http://www.tulane.edu/lester/images/Western.Architect/Pompeii/E26.jpg

The Circus: Roman Chariot Racing

Excellent illustrated introductory site.
http://www.vroma.org/%7Ebmcmanus/circus.html

The Roman Hippodrome

Short introductory article.
http://homepages.iol.ie/~coolmine/typ/romans/hippo.html