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Amphitheaters and Arenas

Amphitheaters and Arenas  

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In both form and function, the amphitheater is a unique structure. It evolved especially to house Rome's blood spectacles and was built around an elliptically shaped arena (often written as ...
Cart

Cart  

(ἃμαξα). Unlike the light chariot pulled by Horses that was employed for Chariot Races and solemn processions, the cart was a heavy vehicle dragged by oxen and used for everyday ...
Charioteers

Charioteers  

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Charioteers often have symbolic importance, especially in Hindu mythology. As the driver of the hero's vehicle of war, the charioteer is more a guide than a servant. In fact, he ...
circus

circus  

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In Roman times a place of exhibition for chariot racing and athletic and gladiatorial contests. In its modern sense it dates from the mid-18th century. Mainly itinerant, it is performed ...
consul

consul  

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In ancient Rome, one of the two annually elected chief magistrates who jointly ruled the republic; any of the three chief magistrates of the first French republic (1799–1804). The word derives ...
Entertainment

Entertainment  

Was not high among the aims of the first European colonists. Because the first Australian colonies were intended as penal settlements, their governments were reluctant to encourage recreational and ...
Factions

Factions  

(from Lat. factio; Gr. μέρος, δη̑μος or δη̑μοι, δημόται; sometimes used as technical term), associations that staged circus games; associations of partisans of any one of the four colors inherited ...
hippodrome

hippodrome  

In ancient Greece or Rome, a course for chariot or horse races.
mosaic

mosaic  

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Patterned surface on floors, vaults, walls, etc., consisting of regular squares (tesserae) of glass, stone, pottery, marble, etc., embedded in a cement or plaster matrix.Anthony (1968);Portoghesi ...
Rome, ancient, sport in

Rome, ancient, sport in  

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The histories of the Roman Republic (established in 509 bc, though Rome's Forum and the Circus Maximus were laid out in the later years of the seventh century bc) and of the Roman Empire (the last ...
sport in Byzantium

sport in Byzantium  

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From the early 4th century to the crusades and the conquering of Constantinople by the Turkish Sultanate, the eastern empire of Byzantium, centred on the metropolitan capital of Constantinople, ...
sport in Etruria

sport in Etruria  

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Etruscan society, based in the geographical region of what became northern Italy, pre-dated and was coterminous with classical Greek (Athenian) civilization, and overlapped with the emergent Roman ...

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