Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as naumachy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as naumachy.

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  • noun nautical, in Ancient Rome The recreation of sea battles in a river basin

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  • noun a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans

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Examples

  • The Aqua Alsietina transported water into the Trastevere area of Rome (to Augustus's 'naumachia' - a man-made lake where the Romans could re-enact sea battles).

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  • It was written about B.C. 2, from the allusion, i. 171, to the 'naumachia' in that year,

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  • Their adjacent solo installations are well worth seeing, if only because they are profoundly at odds with each other: Mr. Bozhkov salvages, while Mr. Riley torches the place in a "naumachia" (Roman naval battle).

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  • Its ramparts, in a state of partial preservation, are still to be seen; also a magnificent triumphal arch, with three openings about 82 feet wide by 29 high; a "naumachia", or circus for naval combats; two theatres; the forum with fifty-five columns still standing; the great colonnade which crosses the city from north to south, and which still retains from 100 to 150 of its columns; several aqueducts; some propylaea; a temple of the Sun, the columns of which are about 40 feet high, and several other temples, baths, etc. Greek and Latin inscriptions are very numerous among the ruins.

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  • And like you once wrote, Barcelona had a naumachia.

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