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1. a music hall, variety theatre, or circus
2. (in ancient Greece or Rome) an open-air course for horse and chariot races
In ancient Greece, a stadium for horse and chariot racing.
In ancient Rome, a roofless enclosure for chariot or horse racing and for gladiatorial shows; usually a long oblong with one rounded end and a barrier down the center; seats for the spectators usually on both sides and around one end.
1. A circus.
2. A modern sports arena of any shape.