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Title: The illustrated companion to the Latin dictionary and Greek lexicon; forming a glossary of all the words representing visible objects connected with the arts, manufactures, and every-day life of the Greeks and Romans, with representations of nearly two thousand objects from the antique
Year: 1849 (1840s)
Authors: Rich, Anthony, 1803 or 1804-1891
Subjects: Classical dictionaries
Publisher: London, Longmans
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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amples of simpler kinds, employed inlight soils (Plin. /. c), are representedby the wood-cuts s. Dens, 4., andDentale; and a share furnishedwith a coulter, also described byPliny (Z. <?.), is given under the wordCulter, 7. VOMITOMA. In theatres andamphitheatres, the vomilories, or doorsof entrance from the internal lobbies,which gave immediate admission tothe tiers of seats occupied by thespectators. (Macrob. Sat vi. 4.)The illustration represents a portionof the cavea in the great theatre atPompeii, comprising four vomitories,shown by the four small doorways atthe top, two in each prcecinctio; butothers wrere disposed at relative dis-tances round both circular belts,opening upon the head of every flightof stairs (scalce), down which thespectators descended till they came to5 A 730 YULGARES. XENIA.. the step or circle (gradus, sedile),where every ones seat was marked

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out and numbered (wood-cut s. Li-nea, 7.). Each of these vomitoriescorresponded likewise with one ormore staircases formed in the shellof the building, and communicat-ing with the exterior (see the wood-cut and description s. Amphithea-trum, p. 29.), so that the wholecompany could retire, almost at oncevwithout the least crowding or incon-venience. It is calculated that theFlavian amphitheatre was capable ofcontaining more than 90,000 spec-tators, and was furnished with vomi-tories and staircases sufficient for thewhole concourse to disperse in lessthan five minutes. VULGARES. A class of slavesnext in point of household rank tothe ordinarii. The title includes allwho had a specific occupation as in-door or out-door servants, as well theentire body of those who practisedany handicraft, art, or scientific pur-suit, in the service of their masters ;as, for instance, the house-porter(ostiaiius), the groom of the chambers(cubicularius), the valets and ladiesmaids (cosmetoe, ornatrices), th


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