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The Colosseum is much more than just a building or only an artistic monument. It is a strong piece of history that expresses important information about the Roman society. More than 50,000 people could be accommodated by the amphitheatre. They were seated according to rank, social class and gender.

The Emperor and the Vestal Virgins had the best seats, in a special box at the north and south of the arena. The senators had a platform and were allowed to bring their own chairs. Some names of 5th century senators can still be seen on stones in the arena.

The level above the senators - the maenianum primum, was occupied by the knits, non-senatorial noble class. The maenianum secundum, the next level up, was reserved for ordinary Roman citizens or plebians. This level had two parts, the lower part, the immum, for wealthy citizens and the upper part, the summum, for poor citizens.

There also were specific sectors for different social groups – priests, soldiers, nobels, scribes and others.

During the reign of Domitian, another level was added, at the very top, the maenianum secundum in legneis, for slaves and women. This was a place for standing or with some steep wooden benches. None everybody could enter the Colosseum, for some groups were banned - gravediggers, actors and former gladiators.
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