Research on the very rich flora of the Colosseum. The first and only book to analyze the vegetation in the archaeological sites from a botanist's viewpoint.
[Amphitheatrum Naturae. The Colosseum: history and environment interpreted through its flora] This volume, edited by Giulia Caneva of the University of Rome 3, presents the results of research on the very rich flora of the Colosseum, for a historical-environmental interpretation of the monument. From the ancient inventories of the flora of the Amphitheatrum Flavium, and the scholars who prepared them from the 1600s onward, to analysis of what has vanished over four centuries of history, and what is instead connected with the contemporary world. An original reinterpretation of the transformations of use of the Colosseum and the archaeological areas, in the light of the climate modifications of their contexts.