Amphitheaters and the Roman World

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Dr.TJ, particeps gradu primo
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Amphitheaters and the Roman World
A lot of laypeople associate amphitheaters with the Roman yet historians know that structure doesn't appear in the Roman world until the first century BCE. The structures became popular (though not as popular as the circus) and spread around the Empire and beyond.

My question today is: Why do you think amphitheaters became so popular and widespread?