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Cavea

CAVEA, the Latin name given to the subterranean cells in which the wild beasts were confined prior to the combats in the Roman arena. The term is sometimes applied to the amphitheatre (q.v.) itself.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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