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PO´DIUM is the name given to the continuous base that forms the lower part of a wall or building. Thus it is used for the side of the substructure on which a temple is raised (Vitr. 3.3), for the marble panelling or “dado” round the lower part of a wall (Vitr. 7.4; Plin. Ep. 5.6, 22), for the lower part of the scena-wall in a theatre, on which columns rested (Vitr. 5.7), or for the wall surrounding the arena in an amphitheatre, and forming a basis for the seats of the spectators [AMPHITHEATRUM].


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