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C. Construction of the Roman Colosseum, which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and was completed a decade later, during the reign of Titus, who opened the Colosseum with a one-hundred-day cycle of religious pageants, gladiatorial games, and spectacles.

One note is that the parallel- markers should join two equal things, either clauses, phrases or just words such as nouns etc, etc. In this case, "began in A.D. 69", a predicate is joined with "was completed " another predicate. So it is okay IMO. In addition, in two part symmetries, if the subject of the first part logically holds good for the second part too, then an ellipsis is permitted as parallel enough
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Construction of the Roman Colosseum, which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, was completed a decade later, during the reign of Titus, who opened the Colosseum with a one-hundred-day cycle of religious pageants, gladiatorial games, and spectacles.

A. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian,
B. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and
C. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and
D. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater and begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian it
E. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, which was begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and

Begun can never be used without a helping verb. B,D and E are out.
A has incorrect structure which is fixed by C by the use of 'and'
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Construction of the Roman Colosseum, which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, was completed a decade later, during the reign of Titus, who opened the Colosseum with a one-hundred-day cycle of religious pageants, gladiatorial games, and spectacles.

A. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian,

B. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and

C. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and

D. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater and begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian it
--> lack of comma (,) between Vespasian and it

E. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, which was begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and
--> run-on and awkward.
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Construction of the Roman Colosseum, which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, was completed a decade later, during the reign of Titus, who opened the Colosseum with a one-hundred-day cycle of religious pageants, gladiatorial games, and spectacles.

A. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian,
B. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and
C. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and
D. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater and begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian it
E. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, which was begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and

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A A conjunction such as "and" is needed here between "began" and "was constructed" since the subject has two verbs.
B This sentence incorrectly implies that the "Amphitheater" was "begun in A.D. 69."
C Correct.
D The subject is repeated: "Construction [...] it..."
E This sentence incorrectly implies that the "Amphitheater" was "begun in A.D. 69."
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Construction of the Roman Colosseum, which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, was completed a decade later, during the reign of Titus, who opened the Colosseum with a one-hundred-day cycle of religious pageants, gladiatorial games, and spectacles.

A. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, ----lacking conjunction between the two predicates

B. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and -----This is a fragment with the first part lacking a verb
C. which was officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, began in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and --- Correct choice.

D. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater and begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian it --- The first part is a fragment and the second part is fused with the first part without a punctuation mark.

E. officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater, which was begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian, and ----- The first part before 'and ' is a fragment.
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