The Colosseum was called the Flavian Amphitheater because it was built during the Flavian emperors, Vespasian and Titus. The medieval-era name Colosseum may have been given to the sports arena because of its proximity to a hill of Isis or a colossal statue of Nero. The Colosseum was where lavish entertainment was shown to about 87,000 spectators who had a taste for fights.
Also Known As: Flavian Amphitheater,Amphitheatrum Flavium
Alternate Spellings: Flavian Amphitheatre, Coliseum