Beyond them was a crude wooden floored arena hedged by rows of shouting people.
Sami was led into the center of the tiny arena, and the guards moved away.
The first three arrows streaked across the arena and implanted themselves in his back.
There were several hundred men and women in the makeshift arena, with the king's party of advisors and servants sitting within the ring against one wall.
There was one exit at the far end of the arena opposite the warlord's party marked by torches, with no guards she could see.
By the time they crossed the arena, her numbed mind began to accept the possibility of death at his hands.
Within moments, she was dozing, accompanied to sleep by dreams of men attacking her in an arena filled with blood.
It is difficult, moreover, not to connect the repeated wall-paintings and reliefs of the palace illustrating the cruel bull sports of the Minoan arena, in which girls as well as youths took part, with the legend of the Minotaur, or bull of Minos, for whose grisly meals Athens was forced to pay annual tribute of her sons and daughters.
The Stadium, in which the Panathenaic Games were held, was first laid out by the orator Lycurgus about 330 B.C. It was an oblong structure filling a natural depression near the left bank of the Ilissus beneath the eastern de clivity of the Ardettus hill, the parallel sides and semicircular end, or acev50vn, around the arena being partially excavated from the adjoining slopes.
Banda, which forms one of the districts included under the general name of Bundelkhand, has formed an arena of contention for the successive races who have struggled for the sovereignty of India.
91, who in the year of his consulate was compelled by Domitian to fight with beasts in the arena, and then banished and put to death in 95.
He drew from the writers of the old political comedy of Athens, as well as from the new comedy of manners, and he attempted to make the stage at Rome, as it had been at Athens, an arena of political and personal warfare.
Close by the Eremitani is the small church of the Annunziata, known as the Madonna dell' Arena, whose inner walls are entirely covered with paintings by Giotto.
He was chosen speaker of the House in 1869 and served three terms. The House was the fit arena for his political and parliamentary ability.
The province of Holland was the arena in which it was fought out.
Naked and without the tunic of the flesh these will enter the arena and strive in the Olympic contest of the soul."
Accordingly the close of the 18th century drew into the arena of electrical investigation on its mathematical side P. S.
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The fighting-bulls are chiefly reared in the marshes and alluvial valleys; they are bred for strength and swiftness rather than size, and a good specimen should be sufficiently agile to leap over the inner barrier of the arena (about 68 in.
The principal market-place in the city (Piazza del Mercato) has taken possession of the arena of the ancient amphitheatre, the outer arches of which can still be seen in the surrounding buildings.
The whole building, belonging probably to the early Empire, measured 135 by 105 yds., and the arena 872 by 58 yds.
An important place of entertainment is Olympia, near Hammersmith Road and the Addison Road station on the West London railway, which includes a vast arena under a glass roof; while at Shepherd's Bush are the extensive grounds and buildings first occupied by the Franco-British Exhibition of 1908, including a huge stadium for athletic displays.
Giuseppe, Monte Calvario, Avvocata, Stella, San Carlo all' Arena, Vicaria, San Lorenzo, Mercato, Pendino and Porto, but also the suburban districts of Vomero, Posilipo, Fuorigrotta, Miano and Piscinola, has been built over in every direction, one great incentive being the creation of an industrial zone to the eastward of the city.
In the modern age, we have simply transferred the competition to a new arena: the business world.