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Academics Weekly Assignment — December 12th, 2021

Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of December 12th, 2021! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Ancient Studies - Colosseum,” created by Courtney (epic_cool_mcgee).

The assignment is as follows:
The Colosseum was the grandest amphitheater in the time of ancient Rome, with its name coming from its ‘colossal’ size. The Colosseum is also sometimes known as the Flavian Amphitheater because it was constructed during the reigns of emperors from the Flavian Dynasty. In ancient times the Colosseum was built as a gift for the citizens of Rome; it was a place for entertainment and was a display of ancient Roman wealth and power.

The Colosseum could fit somewhere between 50,000 and 87,000 people—quite an impressive number! Everyone was seated in a tiered arrangement that reflected how strictly structured Roman society was.

The amphitheater was made out of limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete. The exterior walls were made of many arches and filled with complex patterns. Later on, the Colosseum was no longer used for public entertainment and was instead used for things like a fortress, a shrine, housing, and workshops.

Today, the Colosseum remains an iconic symbol of Ancient Rome and was even the most popular tourist attraction in the world with 7.4 million visitors in 2018.

You have been transported to the past into the Colosseum as a gladiator. As you stand there trying to figure out what’s happening, an opposing gladiator charges toward you. What do you do to escape? Do you make it back to the future? Be as creative, funny, and clever as your heart desires!

Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you, and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, December 19th, 2021. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, or Head of Academics on Discord.

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