naumachy


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naumachia, naumachy

1. a mock sea fight, as in ancient Rome.
2. the flooded arena where such fights were conducted.
See also: War
1. a mock sea fight, as in ancient Rome.
2. the place where such fights were conducted.
See also: Ships
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Noun1.naumachy - a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans
spectacle - an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
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It was mainly a naumachy, a naval display or battle, set on the river Arno, where an artificial island, complete with a temple of Mars, fire-breathing bulls, and a dragon, was built between the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte della Carraia.