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Headword: *)amfiqe/atron
Adler number: alpha,1730
Translated headword: amphitheatre
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] place affording views from all sides.
Agathias [writes]: "[Butilinus] the leader of the Franks [took them] into a certain amphitheatre; he had built it for the men who would fight for their lives against wild beasts with the people looking on."[1]
Greek Original:
*)amfiqe/atron: to/pos pantaxo/qen periskopou/menos. *)agaqi/as: o( de\ tw=n *fra/ggwn h(gemw\n e)s a)mfiqe/atro/n ti, a)nei=to de\ tou=to a)ndra/sin, oi(=s o( bi/os qewme/nou tou= dh/mou pro\s qhri/a diagwni/zesqai.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Agathias, Histories 1.14.
Keywords: architecture; athletics; biography; definition; historiography; history; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 August 2000@13:35:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@11:49:51.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 February 2012@08:54:13.
David Whitehead on 23 June 2015@03:25:23.


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