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.
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.
The seats, rising in tiers, as in a theatre, accommodated about 44,000 spectators; the arena was 670 ft.
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.
After a good deal of time spent in these preliminary and unofficial negotiations, the question of a treaty of commerce between the two countries having entered into the arena of diplomacy, Cobden was requested by the British government to act as their plenipotentiary in the matter in conjunction with Lord Cowley, their ambassador in France.
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.
The exhibitions in the arena were perhaps at their zenith during his tenure of power.
Ten thousand gladiators are said to have perished in the arena, and eleven thousand beasts were killed in the contests.
At the same time Commodus, proud of his bodily strength and dexterity, exhibited himself in the arena, slew wild animals and fought with gladiators, and commanded that he should be worshipped as the Roman Hercules.
Though the vast ultimate consequences of this sudden appearance of the great western republic in the arena of international politics were not realized even by those in sympathy with Monroe's action, the weight of the United States thrown into the scale on the side of Great Britain made any effective protest by the European powers impossible; Russia, Austria and Prussia contented themselves with joining in a mild expression of regret that the action of Great Britain "tended to encourage that revolutionary spirit it had been found so difficult to control in Europe."
The well-preserved amphitheatre, the subterranean parts of which below the arena are intact, with a main passage down the centre, a curved passage all round with holes for trap doors in its roof, and numerous small chambers, also with trap doors in their vaulted roofs for admitting the wild beasts, whose cages were on the other side of the curved passage, to the arena, are especially interesting.
There were also arrangements for flooding the arena, but these can only have been in use before the construction of the greater part of the subterranean portion with its cages, &c. The whole amphitheatre measures 489 by 381 ft., and the arena 245 by 138 ft.
In a word constitutional government had practically ceased, and Poland had become an arena in which contesting clans strove together for the mastery.
The province of Holland was the arena in which it was fought out.
Accordingly the close of the 18th century drew into the arena of electrical investigation on its mathematical side P. S.
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In the modern age, we have simply transferred the competition to a new arena: the business world.