Definition of campus
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Orthography ID = 1002054
1.
LEM
campus, campī
SCAP-
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a plain, field, open country, level place
  2. [especially] The Field of Mars
  3. a level surface
  4. [figuratively] a place of action, field, theatre, arena
Abbreviations
campus ī, m SCAP-, a plain, field, open country, level place: campi patentes: virentes, H.: aequor campi, V.: in aequo campi, L.: campos peragrantes: redeunt iam gramina campis, H.: campi frumenti opulenti, L.: pigri, H.: planus lateque patens, O.: in campo sui facere potestatem, in the open field, N.: ut ignes in campo obstare queratur, in the open plain, H.: agros cum suis opimis campis: tantum campi, so vast a plain, V.: Aeris in campis latis, i. e. the Elysian fields, V.: campis atque Neptuno super, on land and sea, H.

—Esp., a grassy plain in Rome, along the Tiber (dedicated to Mars; hence called Campus Martius), the place of assemblage for the people at the comitia centuriata, L.: quorum audaciam reieci in Campo: Descendat in Campum petitor, H.: consularibus comitiis consecratus

— it was used for games, exercise, and military drills

— hence, campus noster: ludere in campo, H.: uti Et ludis et post decisa negotia Campo, H.: Quantos virūm Campus aget gemitūs (at the funeral of Marcellus), V.

— A level surface (of a sea, a rock, etc., poet.): campi liquentes, V.: campus aquae, O.: inmotā attollitur undā Campus (i. e. saxum), V.

— Fig., a place of action, field, theatre, arena: aequitatis: magnus in re p.: campus Per quem magnus equos Auruncae flexit alumnus, i. e. the kind of composition practised by Lucilius (satire), Iu.

— The comitia held in the Campus Martius: fors domina Campi.
 
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