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CAVEA

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 579 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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.
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