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circuses


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circuses

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Oblong ancient Roman enclosures which are curved at one end, with tiered seating on three sides, and built for chariot and horse racing. For similar ancient Greek structures, use "hippodromes (Greek sports buildings)." For sports structures used for horse racing in more modern contexts, use "horse racetracks."

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circuses (Roman arenas)

circus

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