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Identifier: dictionaryofgree00smit_1
Title: A dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities..
Year: 1849 (1840s)
Authors: Smith, William, 1813-1893
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Publisher: Boston
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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companied byepithets which serve to point out generally thepurposes for which they were intended. Thus weread of sellae balneares, sellae tonsoriae, sellae ob-stetriciae, sellae familiaricae v. pertusae, and manyothers. Both Varro {L. L. v. 128) and Festus{s. v.) have preserved the word seliquastrum. Theformer classes it along with sedes, sedile, solium,sellae, the latter calls them sedilia antiqui gene-ris,1 and Arnobius includes them among commonarticles of furniture. No hint, however, is givenby any of these authorities which could lead us to 3 t 4 1016 SEN AT US. SENATUS. conjecture the shape, nor is any additional lightthrown upon the question by Hyginus, who tellsus, when describing the constellations, that Cassio-peia is seated in siliquastro. Of chairs in ordinary use for domestic purposes,a great variety, many displaying great taste, havebeen discovered in excavations or are seen repre-sented in ancient frescoes. The first cut annexedrepresents a bronze one from the Museum at

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Naples (Mus. Borb. vol. vi. tav. 28) : the second,two chairs, of which the one on the right hand isin the Vatican and the other is taken from a paint-ing at Pompeii. {Mus. Borb, vol. xii. tav. 3.) Achair of a very beautiful form is given in the Mus.Borb. vol. viii. tav. 20.


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