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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.

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