A naval display, which included gladiatorial battles, presented in amphitheatres. These were staged from the time of Caesar onwards.
The naumachia (in Latin naumachia, from the Ancient Greek ναυμαχία/naumachía, literally `naval combat`) in the Ancient Roman world referred to both the staging of naval battles as mass entertainment and the basin (or more broadly, the complex) in which this took place. == Early naumachia == The first known naumachia was given by Julius .....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naumachia
Imitation sea fight staged in a Roman amphitheatre, which was flooded for the occasion, or in an artificial basin (also called a naumachia). The combatants were prisoners of war or convicts, who...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
in ancient Rome, a mimic sea battle and the specially constructed basin in which such a battle sometimes took place. These entertainments also took ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/n/18
naumachia 1. A naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans. 2. An ancient Roman spectacle representing a naval battle which was used to entertain Romans in the circuses.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1373/2
sea battle.Found on http://s_van_dorst.tripod.com/Ancient_Warfare/Greece/greek_glossary.html
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