Hippodromes

Ancient Greek oblong enclosures curved at one end and built for horse and chariot racing; for similar ancient Roman structures, use "circuses (Roman arenas)." For sports structures used for horse racing in more modern contexts, use "horse racetracks.".

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17453
Names
hippodromes
hippodrome
hippodromen Dutch
hippodroom Dutch
hippodromos Spanish

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Ancient Greek oblong enclosures curved at one end and built for horse and chariot racing; for similar ancient Roman structures, use "circuses (Roman arenas)." For sports structures used for horse racing in more modern contexts, use "horse racetracks."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300108449. The J. Paul Getty Trust.