The Roman Colosseum, an engineering and aesthetic marvel fixed into visible form during the height of the Roman Empire, has a magnificent history which just so happens to be sullied as well. Originally called the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum hosted all sorts of entertainment. The Roman leadership seriously desired to keep its citizenry happy and content via entertainment and structures like the Colosseum could be found throughout the realm to fulfill those desires. Known for their eclectic appropriation of forms and aesthetic ideas, the Roman’s taped into the power of a Hindu proverb in the final design of the Flavian Amphitheater: “The arch never sleeps”
What are your thoughts on this Hindu proverb within the context of the Roman Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater)as a form that is enabled to sustain itself and thus never sleep?
Roman Colosseum (aka Flavian Amphitheater)