Spread all over the empire there were more than 200 large and countless small amphitheatres, of which almost half are situated in Italy.
Below you will find an extensive list of the most important amphitheatres. We were giving priority to those amphitheatres of which the remains are still visible. The list is based on Hönle and Henze (1981) and Golvin and Landes (1990). Not included in the list are the combitheatres that were used for varying purposes.
Did you know...?
The name amphitheatres means "having seats on all sides". This word, however, does not occur before the Augustan era, and was at first applied to the circus too.