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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At the ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium Circus Maximus, Romans slid through the snow.
The Roman chariot raceway was called the circus maximus, and is often considered the first mass entertainment spectacle.
COUNTY Durham event rider Will Murray had a successful trip to Cumbria last weekend when he won a BE90 class at Dalston Green Horse Trials with emerging talent Circus Maximus.
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ROME * Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Rome's Circus Maximus to protest a proposed bill that would grant legal recognition to nonmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples and give them the right to adopt children.
The Circus Maximus is clearly visible in the lower-left hand corner of this extract, with the distinctive Flavian Amphitheatre (aka the Colosseum), in the top-left.
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.