amphitheatre


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amphitheatre

(US), amphitheater
1. a building, usually circular or oval, in which tiers of seats rise from a central open arena, as in those of ancient Rome
2. any level circular area of ground surrounded by higher ground
3. 
a. the first tier of seats in the gallery of a theatre
b. any similarly designated seating area in a theatre
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On both sides of the throne stretched a solid mass of humanity from top to bottom of the amphitheatre. There were as many women as men, and each was clothed in the wondrously wrought harness of his station and his house.
For an instant silence reigned in the great amphitheatre, then a wild shout arose from the cages of the doomed.
In another moment the entire amphitheatre was filled with the shrieks of the dying and the wounded, mingled with the clash of arms and triumphant shouts of the victors.
Presently a cry went up from a section of the stands near by--"Rise slaves!" "Rise slaves!" it rose and fell until it swelled to a mighty volume of sound that swept in great billows around the entire amphitheatre.
I booked two front pit tickets a month ago and was very relieved that, for once, I would be seated since an Amphitheatre by definition is "an oval or round construction with tiers of seats around a central open area, as those used in ancient gladiatorial contests.
The event will mark the first live performance at Katara's magnificent amphitheatre, open to the public.
West Palm Beach, FL, July 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- AutoCricket.com has sponsored the first ever Pavilion Party Deck at Cruzan Amphitheatre, which is one of Live Nation's 41 Amphitheatres.
A 3D MURAL is being painted in Chester's Roman Amphitheatre.
Construction workers and equipment are once again on site at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park, following a lull in construction activity.
MANAMA: A state-of-the-art amphitheatre serving as a beacon of culture is to be built in Bahrain.
London, October 1 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has uncovered a lavish Roman amphitheatre in Italy at a site described as being of the same significance as Stonehenge.
And in fact there is a new twist this autumn with the launch of a new company, Ellen Kent and Amphitheatre Productions, which is touring a repertoire of popular operas in a portable amphitheatre setting.