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  Circus - LoveToKnow 1911
The procession passed from the capitol along the forum, and on to the circus, where it was received by the people standing and clapping their hands.
A third circus in Rome was erected by Caligula in the gardens of Agrippina, and was known as the Circus Neronis, from the notoriety which it obtained through the Circensian pleasures of Nero.
as the circus being taken by a tent, which is carried from place to place and set up temporarily on any site procurable at country fairs or in provincial towns, and in which spectacular performances are given by a troupe employed by the proprietor.
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 circus - HighBeam Encyclopedia
The Circus Maximus, presumably built in the reign of Tarquin I (c.616-c.578 BC), and rebuilt by Julius Caesar, was reported by Pliny in his Natural History to have a capacity of 250,000, though this figure is suspiciously large.
The modern circus, which originated in performances of equestrian feats in a horse ring strewn with sawdust, dates from the closing years of the 18th cent.
A type of modern circus without animal acts, it is characterized by a mixture of traditional circus arts with poetic spectacle, music, and dance and is practiced by a number of European and Canadian troupes.
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 Gaius Flaminius - LoveToKnow 1911
He erected the Circus Flaminius on the Campus Martius, for the accommodation of the plebeians, and continued the military road from Rome to Ariminum, which had hitherto only reached as far as Spoletium (see Flaminia, Via).
He hastened at once to Arretium, the termination of the western high road to the north, to protect the passes of the Apennines, but was defeated and killed at the battle of the Trasimene lake (see Punic Wars).
His son, Gaius Flaminius, was quaestor under P. Scipio Africanus the elder in Spain in 210, and took part in the capture of New Carthage.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Gaius_Flaminius   (560 words)

 Circus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A circus is held in a oval or circular arena with tiered seating around its circumference; in the case of traveling circuses this location is most often a large tent.
A fourth, Circus Maxentius, was constructed by Maxentius; the ruins of this circus have enabled archaeologists to reconstruct the Roman circus.
A circus performance is led by a ringmaster who has a role similar to a Master of Ceremonies, the ringmaster presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the show moving. /wiki/index.php/Circus   (1786 words)

A circus is held in an oval or circular arena with tiered seating around its circumference; in the case of traveling circuses this location is most often a large tent.
The circus is thought to have had its origin in Ancient Rome, where the circus was an open-air stadium where chariot and horse races and other public exhibitions were held.
The popularity of the circus in England may be traced to that held by Philip Astley in London, the first performance of his circus is said to have been held on January 9, 1768.
www.parsnava.com /biography/sdmc_Circus   (1900 words)

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The palace overlooks the Circus from the Palatine Hill.
The Circus Maximus was another public entertainment center, and was just a single, specific facility in Rome.
The most popular events were the chariot races held in the Circus Maximus, an arena that held up to 300,000 spectators.
vr.theatre.ntu.edu.tw /hlee/course/th9_1000/board/view3.asp?id=157   (1420 words)

 Southern Sun ALL NEW Great Moscow Circus
They were delighted to discover that their acts were appreciated far more in the circus ring, where the combination of all their talents made for an atmosphere of magic and excitement, and where the audience could see from all sides that nothing was being faked.
That's what the circus is all about; a series of small traditions clinging to and building upon each other, forming a strong core which has made the circus the most durable, most loved form of entertainment the world has ever known.
Circus bends with the wind and manages to survive wars, oppression, famine, pestilence and all the other ills known to the human race.
www.greatmoscowcircus.com /circushistory.html   (1653 words)

 circus maximus
As a mixture of religious feast, public gathering and free entertainment the Ancient Roman chariot races at the Circus Maximus were a manifestation of all that the Romans loved.
Although the main purpose of the circus was the chariot races there were also a number of other events which might be held there, such as religious processions, naval battles, wrestling, boxing and even gladiatorial exhibitions.
The Circus Maximus was rebuilt by Caesar and the seating was increased to 150,000.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 167 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
221 that C. Flami­nius was magister equitum to the dictator M. Minu-cius Rufus ; but both were obliged to resign imme­diately after their appointment, on account of the squeaking of a mouse, which had been heard im­mediately after the election.
Now it is said, that instead of undergoing the solemn installation in the Capitol, Flaminius, with his reinforcements, set out forth­with to Ariminum, to undertake the command of the army of his predecessor, Tib.
That Livy judges unfavourably of Flaminius cannot be a matter of surprise, on account of the spirit which runs through his whole history; but from Poly­bius we might have expected a more impartial judgment.
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Second, while this is a book about circus in America, we have found it impossible to deal fairly with the historical aspects of the subject without tracing its evolution during the thousands of years before the American nations acquired their own political identities.
The mimes, the genuine "circus" people in the modern sense of the word, were, after all, in the business of violating limitations and expectations, just as we have suggested their ancesters had been since the dawn of social interaction.
The circus has never recognized national boundaries, but it is a significant tribute to Astley's diplomatic skills that in a time of almost perpetual war between France and England, he was a favorite of both the French royal family and the revolutionary citizens.
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 Diphy - Digital Philately - View Stamp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
One of Astley's major contributions to the circus was bringing trick horse riding into the ring, and in doing so he set the diameter of the circus ring at 42 feet, which is the size ring needed for horses to circle comfortably at full gallop.
Circus pioneer Dan Rice was probably the most famous circus and clown pre-Civil War, popularizing such expressions as "The One-Horse Show" and "Hey, Rube!".
The American circus was revolutionized by P. Barnum and William Cameron Coup, who launched P. Barnum's Museum, Menagerie andamp; Circus, a travelling combination animal and human oddities, the exhibition of humans as a freakshow or sideshow was thus an American invention.
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 Circus Maximus - Rome
The Circus Maximus (Latin for largest arena) is an ancient arena and mass entertainment venue located in Rome.
Somewhat later, the Circus was the site of public games and festivals influenced by the Greeks in the 2nd century BC.
The Circus Maximus retained the honour of being the first and largest circus in Rome, but it was not the only example: other Roman circuses included the Circus Flaminius (in which the Ludi Plebeii were held) and the Circus of Maxentius.
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 AllRefer.com - circus (Theater) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Circus Maximus, presumably built in the reign of Tarquin I (c.616–c.578
B.C.); the Circus Neronis, of Caligula and Nero, at which many Christians perished; and the Circus Maxentius.
Outstanding among contemporary circuses are two small and sophisticated shows–the New York City–based Big Apple Circus and the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, page 286   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
When the Circus Maximus was permanently formed by Tarquinius Priscus, each of the thirty curiae had a particular place assigned to it (Dionys.
The exterior of the Circus Maximus was sur­rounded by a portico one story high, above which were shops for those who sold refreshments.
The two last were not peculiar to the circus, but were exhibited also in the amphitheatre, or in buildings appropriated for them.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-dgra/0293.html   (935 words)

 Roma > IX Regio (Circus Flaminius)
IX, Circus Flaminius, including all the territory between the Servian wall, the via Flaminia, and the Tiber.
CIRCUS FLAMINIUS: * built by C. Flaminius Nepos while censor in 221 B.C. It was in the prata Flaminia (q.v.; Liv.
At the close of the twelfth century a considerable part of the circus, called castellum aureum, was still standing (a bull of Celestin III of 1192 mentioning the churches of S. Lorenzo and S. Maria in Castello aureo or de castro aureo (Domnae Rosae; Bullar.
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 The Temple of Bellona
Her temple at Rome, dedicated by Appius Claudius Caecus (296 B.C.) in fulfillment of a a vow during the Third Samnite War with the Samnites and Etruscans (Ovid, Fasti vi.
It was there that the senate met to discuss a general's claim to a triumph, and to receive ambassadors from foreign states.
For a suggestive but hardly convincing theory that this temple was at the west end of the circus Flaminius, in the Piazza Paganica, see BC 1918, 120-126).
www.angelfire.com /empire/martiana/bellona   (776 words)

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The Latin word circus means round, or around, and the word was evidently used for such disparate and odd-shaped places and events because horses and chariots raced "around" the turning posts.
Nonetheless, for all the major festivals, spectacle on its grandest scale was staged at the Circus Maximus, which seated 150,000 spectators, one sixth of the entire population of Rome.
The biggest circus event was the Ludi Romani, games held annually over a ten- to sixteen-day period in the middle of September to honor the god Jupiter.
www.circusinamerica.org /cocoon/circus/xml?targ=b4   (11676 words)

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The games in the circus were the oldest of the great free shows at Rome and were always the most popular.
What was the Latin term for the circus exhibition in which young nobles executed elaborate cavalry maneuvers such as Ascanius and his friends performed in Book V of the Aeneid?
Not mentioned by Johnston was another circus in Rome, near the Sessorian Palace, bringing the total to four.
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 Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project Viewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Gatti then relocates the Circus Flaminius to an area by the Tiber that was bordered on the southwest by the Tiber, on the southeast by the Theater of Marcellus, and on the northeast by the Porticus Octaviae and Philippi (fig.
The location of the Circus Flaminius in this spot fits the evidence that the Temple of Apollo, the Theater of Marcellus, and the temples of Juno Regina, of Iuppiter Stator, and of Hercules Musarum were "in circo," i.e.
Octavius' Porticus Octavia was a single-wing portico that faced the Circus Flaminius and stood in front of the temples to Iuno Regina and Juppiter Stator.
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 Neptunalia Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
As early as 206 BC, one of his temples was located near the Circus Flaminius, one of the larger trace-tracks and the place where the equites, members of the equestrian class, mustered for their ceremonies outside the pomerium or ceremonial boundary of the city.
The areas around the Circus Flaminius and the Pantheon sometimes flooded after spring rains in obvious manifestations of Neptune.
A coin issued around 40 BC depicted the Circus Flaminius Neptune temple on a podium without an approaching staircase, and this has led to conjecture that the temple might only have been used during floods when it would be approached by boats.
www.mmdtkw.org /VNeptunalia.html   (858 words)

 Classics Club :: Notes :: Roman Life
Circus Flaminius southern part of Campus Martius, 221 BC, Gaius Flaminius.
Gaius (Caligula) and Nero built 3rd circus at foot of Vatican Hill (St. Peter’s) (was the smallest)
Circus Maximus = Circus Maxtentius + 300 feet.
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 Circus Flaminius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Circus Flaminius was a race-track in Ancient Rome.
The Circus Flaminius is one of the three partly extant Roman arenas.
It was built by Flaminius Nepos in 221 BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Circus_Flaminius   (176 words)

 circus_(performing_art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Cambridge 2004.]]A circus is most commonly a traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, hula hoopers and other novelty acts and the word also describes the performance that they give.
Later the establishments of Purdy, Welch & Co., and of van Amburgh gave a wider popularity to the circus in the United States.
Barnum's Museum, Menagerie & Circus, a travelling combination animal and human oddities, the exhibition of humans as a freakshow or sideshow was thus an American invention.
www.d2download.com /wiki/?title=Circus_(performing_art)   (1788 words)

 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
, the circus fell into disuse during the Republic but was restored by Julius Caesar to supersede the Circus Flaminius, and Augustus put it to great use during his reign.
The circus was 700 yards long and 135 yards wide.
Until the time of Trajan a special box was used by the emperor, and senators and knights always sat in their own areas.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ROME0367   (254 words)

 The Southern part of the Campus Martius and the Circus Flaminius Area
Since 1960, the circus is really regarded as having been situated there, when G. Gatti scientifically re-arranged the Southern part of the Campus Martius in the Forma Urbis Romae.
This building has been localised on the Forma Urbis and it could therefore be recognised to the North of the Circus Flaminius and the Theatre of Marcellus.
From the Fasti (a Roman calendar) we have learned that in the area sacra of the Circus Flaminius a temple was initiated for Hercules Custos in 218 BCE.
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 circus — FactMonster.com
The Circus Maximus, presumably built in the reign of Tarquin I (c.616–c.578 B.C.), and rebuilt by Julius Caesar, was reported by Pliny in his
of Rome were the Circus Flaminius (221 B.C.); the Circus Neronis, of Caligula and Nero, at which many Christians perished; and the Circus Maxentius.
The most celebrated circus in America was “The Greatest Show on Earth” of P. Barnum
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 circus — Infoplease.com
Circus - Starring John Hannah, Famke Janssen, Peter Stomare, Eddie Izzard, Fred Ward
The Supreme Court: Making Your House a Media Circus - Supreme Court cases involving Fourth Amendment and Maryland Police serving arrest warrant.
The Ring of Fame Circus greats are memorialized on the Circle.
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 November with Senex Caecilius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
There were very few religious obligations during the month; the Plebeian Games (November 4-17) dominated most of it.
These games in honor of Jupiter were held by the plebeian aediles in the Circus Flaminius.
An entry in Platner's Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome details the history and uses of the Circus Flaminius.
lonestar.texas.net /~robison/November.html   (319 words)

Temple of Venus Opsequens in Circus Maximus, 295 BCE.
Procession of horses and mules, decked in flower wreaths, to race in the Circus.
28 V Kal Sept C: Sol and Luna in Circus Maximus.
www.religioromana.net /calendar/calendar-august.htm   (1078 words)

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