Petra: City in Stone Setting & Symbolism

T. L. Higley
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The Flavian Ampitheatre

The Flavian Amphitheatre is where Julian's friends and his fiancé, Vita, were fed to the lions in front of a cheering audience for being Christians. Julian should have been executed along with them, but his position in society saved him, although he was overcome with guilt for living.

The Nymphaeum

The Nymphaeum is a fountain in the center of Petra where people come from all around the city to collect the day's water. It is also where much of the city gossiping takes place. It is at the Nymphaeum that Cassia first meets Julian, who is wooing the crowd by removing a blockage to the fountain's flow. It is also here that Cassia learns that Alexander is to be sacrificed by the jealous and evil queen Hagiru.

The Yellow Silk Dress

The yellow silk dress is a symbol of Aretas' control over Cassia's life. While...

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