Amphitheatre

A Roman public building with tiers of seating surrounding a round or elliptical space used for gladiatorial contests and other public entertainment.

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406
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amphitheaters
amphitheater American English
amphitheatre British English
amphitheatres British English
coliseums American English
colosseums American English
amfitheaters Dutch
amfitheater Dutch
anfiteatros Spanish
anfiteatro Spanish
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Circular or elliptical structures in which a central performance area is surrounded by rising tiers of seats.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007128. The J. Paul Getty Trust.