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naumăchĭa , ae, f., = ναυμαχία,
I.the representation of a sea-fight, a mock seafight (pure Lat. navale proelium).
I. Lit.: “naumachiam commisit,Suet. Claud. 21: “naumachiae spectaculum edere,id. Caes. 44: “naumachiam exhibere,id. Ner. 12; Vell. 2, 56, 1; 2, 100, 2; Mart. Spect. 28, 12: voluptates naumachiae, Vopisc. Aur. 34, 6. —
II. Transf., a place where mock seafights were exhibited: “edidit et navale proelium in veteri naumachia,Suet. Tib. 7; 72; id. Dom. 5.
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