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Random Fridays: Vomitorium

A passage below the Roman amphitheatre in Cadiz, Spain.

A passage below the Roman amphitheatre in Cadiz, Spain.

Now there’s a catchy word: vomitorium. Nothing — although you might think so — to do with relieving an over-full stomach. Rather, the word describes a passage through which large numbers of people could rapidly leave an entertainment venue, such as an amphitheatre. (source) This particular vomitorium is in the Roman amphitheatre in Cadiz, Spain.


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