Kružna pozornica; uzvišeno mesto prema pozornici, slušaonica kružna oblika koja liči na stepenice i na kojoj su sedišta za gledaoce; zgrada u kojoj se stari priređivali gladijatorske predstave; fig. gledaoci.
ETYM Latin amphitheatrum, from Greek; amphi + theatron theater: cf. French amphithéâtre. Related to Theater.
1. A oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held; SYN. amphitheatre, coliseum.
2. A sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater); SYN. amphitheatre.
Large oval or circular building used by the Romans for gladiatorial contests, fights of wild animals, and other similar events. It is an open structure with a central arena surrounded by rising rows of seats. The Colosseum in Rome, completed AD 80, held 50,000 spectators.
Sinonimi: theater in the round
A theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage; SYN. theater in the round.