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Public Entertainment Buildings: An Investigation of the Spatial Distribution of Theatres, Amphitheatres, and Circuses in the Area of the Western Roman Empire

Stelius, Christian LU (2016) ARKM24 20161
Classical archaeology and ancient history
Abstract
This thesis has investigated the spatial distribution of entertainment buildings in the area of the Western Roman Empire. This was done by first collecting data on all known entertainment buildings and plotting it in ArcGIS. The spatial distribution was then described and a number of different approaches was used to analyze the data. Factors that were analyzed includes: where the different types of entertainment buildings were popular was established, how the number of entertainment buildings compare to the level of urbanization in different areas, the differences in the size of the buildings in different areas, when the buildings were constructed, and if the construction of entertainment buildings were connected to the change in civic... (More)
This thesis has investigated the spatial distribution of entertainment buildings in the area of the Western Roman Empire. This was done by first collecting data on all known entertainment buildings and plotting it in ArcGIS. The spatial distribution was then described and a number of different approaches was used to analyze the data. Factors that were analyzed includes: where the different types of entertainment buildings were popular was established, how the number of entertainment buildings compare to the level of urbanization in different areas, the differences in the size of the buildings in different areas, when the buildings were constructed, and if the construction of entertainment buildings were connected to the change in civic status of towns. I find that there are large inter-regional differences in both the number of buildings for public spectacles and the popularity of different building types. (Less)
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author
Stelius, Christian LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKM24 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
gallo-roman, roman, gladiator, chariot racing, circus, theater, entertainment buildings, spatial distribution, theatre, amphitheater, amphitheatre
language
English
id
8892766
date added to LUP
2017-01-09 10:43:14
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2017-06-12 10:07:56
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  abstract     = {This thesis has investigated the spatial distribution of entertainment buildings in the area of the Western Roman Empire. This was done by first collecting data on all known entertainment buildings and plotting it in ArcGIS. The spatial distribution was then described and a number of different approaches was used to analyze the data. Factors that were analyzed includes: where the different types of entertainment buildings were popular was established, how the number of entertainment buildings compare to the level of urbanization in different areas, the differences in the size of the buildings in different areas, when the buildings were constructed, and if the construction of entertainment buildings were connected to the change in civic status of towns. I find that there are large inter-regional differences in both the number of buildings for public spectacles and the popularity of different building types.},
  author       = {Stelius, Christian},
  keyword      = {gallo-roman,roman,gladiator,chariot racing,circus,theater,entertainment buildings,spatial distribution,theatre,amphitheater,amphitheatre},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Public Entertainment Buildings: An Investigation of the Spatial Distribution of Theatres, Amphitheatres, and Circuses in the Area of the Western Roman Empire},
  year         = {2016},
}