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Xystus

XYSTUS, the Greek architectural term for the covered portico of the gymnasium, in which the exercises took place during the winter or in rainy weather; this was known as the wrr6s Sp6/K>s, from its polished floor (veu>, to polish). The Romans applied the term to the garden walk in front of the porticoes, which was divided into flower beds with borders of box, and to a promenade between rows of large trees.

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

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