Ēmerita Augusta

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A Roman building of elliptical form, open to the elements, with an arena surrounded by tiers of seats. Public spectacles were held in the arena.

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In Roman times a place of exhibition for chariot racing and athletic and gladiatorial contests. In its modern sense it dates from the mid-18th century. Mainly itinerant, it is performed ...


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A Celticized region of western Iberia (1) whose name derives from the people of the Lusitani, but which was also inhabited by other peoples, including the Vettones and Celtici. The ...


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