naumachia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naumachia a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n naumachia Same as naumachy.
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Usage

In literature:

Sixthly, the representation of a sea-fight (Naumachia), which was at first made in the Circus Maximus, but afterwards elsewhere.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
What were the naumachiae?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
During the packing up of the luggage, I took a final and lonely walk along the colonnades to the Naumachia, and outside the wall S.W.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
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In news:

An example of this influence is the Naumachia, a large amphitheatre-type structure made of brick, 122 meters long and 5 meters high.
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