Xyst, a large court with a portico on
three sides, planted with rows of trees,
where the ancients performed athletic
exercises—running, wrestling, &c. See
Zocle, or Zoccolo, a low square member,
which serves to elevate a statue, vase,
&c. also when a range of columns is
erected on one continued high plinth, it
is called a Zocle ; it differs from a pe-
destal, being without base or cornice-
Zotheca, a small room, or alcove, which
might be added to or separated from an-
other, by meansof curtains andwindows.
See Pliny's description of Laurentinum.
Zophobus, the frize.