Circus Maximus


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Circus Maximus

(ˈmæksɪməs)
n
(Historical Terms) an amphitheatre in Rome, used in ancient times for chariot races, public games, etc

Cir′cus Max′i•mus

(ˈmæk sə məs)
n.
the great ancient Roman circus between the Palatine and Aventine hills.
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One of the most historic areas of the city, the Forum Boarium is wedged between the Tiber, the Circus Maximus and the city's ancient vegetable market, the Forum Holitorium.
The Barely Methodical Troupe was founded with the help of a PS10,000 grant from the Deutchsbank, which has a scheme to support the arts, and made its debut at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, where it scooped the Total Theatre and Circus Maximus awards.
His dream is to be a chariot rider himself and - just like would-be footballers today all aspire to play at Wembley - Perilus aims to ride at the Circus Maximus.
A statement issued by the FAO said the Committee on World Food Security would convene at the FAO headquarters near the Circus Maximus, from October 13-18, to discuss policies in relation to food losses and waste, and how sustainable fisheries could support food security and nutrition.
The experimental acrobatic circus company Barely Methodical Troupe are winners of the UK's first circus competition Circus Maximus.
Three years ago, preparations for John Paul's beatification included a prayer vigil on Rome's Circus Maximus field for tens of thousands of people.
For which main sporting activity was the Circus Maximus in ancient Rome built?
It seems that there are well-developed Department of State plans, "for Security Reasons", to relocate the US Embassy to the Holy See from its location overlooking Rome's Circus Maximus to the Via Veneto area in an annex of the US Embassy to Italy--perhaps even to the "Mel Sembler" building, named for George W.
The embassy now is in a building near Rome's Circus Maximus, roughly 3 miles away from the other American diplomatic facilities in the city.
But religion was also the downfall of many ancient sites, with pretty much the whole of the Circus Maximus plundered for its stones, which reappeared in the walls of papal palaces.
In the heart of ancient Rome the (free) Circus Maximus chariot racing track, Colosseum and Roman Forum ruins are also within easy walking distance of one another.
It was like being at the Circus Maximus in Rome where gladiators would tear one another to pieces.