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cŭrūlis (curr- ), e, adj. currus,
I.of or pertaining to a chariot.
I. In gen.: “equi,the four horses provided at the public cost for the games of the circus, Liv. 24, 18, 10; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 49, 14 Müll.; Cod. Th. 15, 5, 3; “15, 10, 1: ludi,Min. Fel. Oct. 37 fin.: triumphus, i. e. upon a chariot (in opp. to an ovatio, on horseback or on foot), Suet. Aug. 22: Juno curulis, in an ancient form of prayer in Serv. ad Verg. A. 1, 17.—
II. Esp.: sella curulis, the curule chair, official chair, adopted from the Etruscans, and inlaid with ivory; used by the consuls, praetors, and curule ediles, who hence received their name (v. aedilis, and cf. Gell. 3, 18, 4; Isid. Orig. 20, 11, 11; “Dict. of Antiq.),Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 14, § 36; Liv. 1, 8, 3; 9, 46, 9 al.; Quint. 6, 3, 25; Suet. Aug. 26; Ov. P. 4, 9, 27; Plin. 37, 6, 21, § 81; Flor. 1, 13, 10; Cat. 52, 2 et saep.: “sedes,Tac. A. 2, 83; 15, 29 al.; and absol.: cŭrūlis , is, f., Tac. A. 1, 75; id. H. 2, 59; Plin. Pan. 59, 2; Suet. Ner. 13; Luc. 3, 107; Sil. 8, 488; Stat. S. 3, 3, 115; Mart. 11, 98, 18 al.Poet.: “major curulis,” i. e. consulship, Stat. S. 1, 4, 82.—Hence,
B. Meton., pertaining to the honor of a sella curulis, curule: aedilis, L. Pis. ap. Gell. 6, 9, 2; Liv. 7, 1, 6 and 8; Plin. 8, 36, 54, § 131 al.; cf. “aedilitas,Cic. Har. Resp. 13, 27; Liv. 7, 1, 1; Plin. 8, 7, 7, § 19: “ebur ( = sella curulis),consulship, Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 53; cf. magistratus, Gab. Bass. ap. Gell. 3, 18.— Subst.: cŭrūlis , is, m., = aedilis curulis, Plin. 18, 6, 8, § 42; “and curules,the curule magistracies, Stat. S. 4, 1, 5.
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