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bĭsellĭum , ii, n. bis-sella,
I.a richly ornamented seat of honor (so called because there was room for two persons upon it, although only one sat thereon, Varr. L. L. 5, § 128 Müll.). Such a bisellium has been found represented upon a Pompeian tomb with the inscription: “C. CALVENTIO.... BISELLII. HONOR. DATVS. EST.,Inscr. Orell. 4044; cf. ib. 4046; 4047; 4048.
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