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Failure at Fidenae: Visualization and Analysis of the Largest Structural Disaster in the Roman World

@inproceedings{Napolitano2015FailureAF,
  title={Failure at Fidenae: Visualization and Analysis of the Largest Structural Disaster in the Roman World},
  author={Rebecca Napolitano},
  year={2015}
}
A digital reconstruction of the amphitheater at Fidenae, which collapsed in 27 A.D., was produced as a result of textual, architectural, archaeological, and engineering analysis. Primary literary sources, such as Tacitus and Suetonius, examined in conjunction with proximal archaeological evidence, allowed for the most probable seating capacity and the scale of the amphitheater to be determined. Architectural evidence of other wooden structures found on Trajan’s Column allowed for a most… 

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