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ARENA (Lat. for " sand ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 452 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARENA (Lat. for " sand "), the central area of an amphitheatre on which the gladiatorial displays took place, its name being derived from the sand with which it was covered. The word is applied sometimes to any level open space on which spectacles take place.
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