Greco-Roman

Greco-Roman
/gree'koh roh"meuhn, grek'oh-/, adj.
1. of or having both Greek and Roman characteristics: the Greco-Roman influence.
2. pertaining to or designating a style of the fine arts developed in Rome or the Roman Empire from the middle of the 1st century B.C. to the early 4th century A.D., chiefly characterized by an apparent indebtedness to Greek forms or motifs modified by technological innovation, monumental scale, the combination of symbolic with narrative treatment of subject matter, and an emphasis on the commemorative aspect of a work of art.
n.
3. a style of wrestling in which the contestants are forbidden to trip, tackle, and use holds below the waist. Cf. catch-as-catch-can (def. 1).
Also, esp. Brit., Graeco-Roman.

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