Why was the Colosseum built? There are practical reasons such as controlling the "mobs" or crowds of Rome. It was also used as a political device that would help senators garner votes. You could even say that it made Rome more safe since the structures for evens prior to the Colosseum were built from wood and easily caught on fire. In the end, it was built for much more … [Read more...] about Why Was the Colosseum Built?