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Roman amphitheater click to hear : Roman amphitheater

Oval or round building composed of an arena surrounded by tiers; it was used mainly to stage gladiator fights.
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barrel vault Corinthian pilaster mast engaged Corinthian column engaged Ionic column engaged Doric column arcade tier velarium arena

barrel vault click to hear : barrel vault

Arched masonry construction resting on posts.

Corinthian pilaster click to hear : Corinthian pilaster

Rectangular wall projection composed of a base and a capital decorated with acanthus leaves.

mast click to hear : mast

Wooden post that extends and supports the velarium.

engaged Corinthian column click to hear : engaged Corinthian column

Slender column with a molded base and a capital decorated with acanthus leaves; it is partially incorporated into a wall.

engaged Ionic column click to hear : engaged Ionic column

Slender column with a molded base and a capital with volutes; it is partially incorporated into a wall.

engaged Doric column click to hear : engaged Doric column

Squat column with no base and no sculpted capital; it is partially incorporated into a wall.

arcade click to hear : arcade

Passageway created by resting an arch on two posts.

tier click to hear : tier

Stone seats arranged in levels, where spectators sat.

velarium click to hear : velarium

Awning suspended over the tiers to protect spectators from the Sun and the rain.

arena click to hear : arena

Sand-covered wooden floor on which gladiators fought.