Nero, who carried everything to excess, went further: he caused a velarium of purple to be embroidered with gold.
The stone corbels, pierced with holes to hold the enormous awning or velarium used in wet weather or extreme heat, remain intact.
A velarium was made and put up, and they proceeded to get rid of their President.
The velarium, or awning, is advertised in all the inscriptions yet found which give notice of public games.
The velarium, spread over the cypress avenue, was drawn back, and torches were brought.
Upon the wall of the people's gallery is still seen the ring that held the pole of the velarium.
Was the velarium on fire; had the machinery for lighting up refused to work; and must they remain in this uncomfortable twilight?
This velarium was an awning that was stretched above the heads of the spectators to protect them from the sun.
The censers were ignited again, and the velarium was removed, for the sun had sunk now considerably.
He raised his eyes then to the opening of the amphitheatre, over which night had begun to extend its velarium dotted with stars.