A base projecting like a step from the wall of a room or building, and serving as a sort of
low shelf for depositing any objects, as beehives, wine-jars, etc.
In the amphitheatre and circus it was a stage raised some eighteen feet from the
arena, which it surrounded, and was reserved for the emperor, the Vestal Virgins, and the
curule magistrates (Suet. Nero, 12
; Juv.ii. 147
). See Amphitheatrum