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pŏdĭum, ii, n., = πόδιον, an elevated place, a height.

I. In gen. (post-class.): podia ternis alta pedibus fabricantur, Pall. 1, 38.—

II. In partic.

A. A projection in a building, a jutty, balcony, podium (postAug.), Plin. Ep. 5, 6, 22; Vitr. 3, 3; 5, 7; 7, 4, 4; Dig. 33, 7, 12, 22.—

B. A projecting part in the circus or amphitheatre, a parapet or balcony next to the arena, where the emperor and other distinguished persons sat, Suet. Ner. 12; cf. Plin. 37, 3, 11, 45: omnes ad podium spectantes, Juv. 2, 147.