This article attempts to investigate the Milan amphitheater by taking into account cartographic, toponymic and archaeological data. The review of the documentation allows us to propose a new building plan, based on a recent survey of the structures in sight, and to reconstruct its main architectural features. This very impressive monument, with its double-gallery of the ground floor, as well as the alternating Classical orders on the façade, exceptionally composed of three superimposed tiers of arcades and an attic storey, was a conscious emulation of the Colosseum. Therefore, its dating to the first decades of the I century AD suggested by the last excavations, seems to be unconvincing; its building must be more recent, probably between the end of the I and the beginning of the II century AD

Legrottaglie, G., L'anfiteatro di Mediolanum fra architettura e topografia, <<ATLANTE TEMATICO DI TOPOGRAFIA ANTICA>>, 2018; 2018 (28): 77-95 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/133097]

L'anfiteatro di Mediolanum fra architettura e topografia

Legrottaglie, G.
2018

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This article attempts to investigate the Milan amphitheater by taking into account cartographic, toponymic and archaeological data. The review of the documentation allows us to propose a new building plan, based on a recent survey of the structures in sight, and to reconstruct its main architectural features. This very impressive monument, with its double-gallery of the ground floor, as well as the alternating Classical orders on the façade, exceptionally composed of three superimposed tiers of arcades and an attic storey, was a conscious emulation of the Colosseum. Therefore, its dating to the first decades of the I century AD suggested by the last excavations, seems to be unconvincing; its building must be more recent, probably between the end of the I and the beginning of the II century AD
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Legrottaglie, G., L'anfiteatro di Mediolanum fra architettura e topografia, <<ATLANTE TEMATICO DI TOPOGRAFIA ANTICA>>, 2018; 2018 (28): 77-95 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/133097]
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