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A common slave; often the slave of a soldier. The word is a contraction of caclo, akin to cacula. (See Fest. p. 146.) Even under the Republic the number of slaves following a Roman army was large; under the Empire it sometimes exceeded the number of the soldiers. Each legion was followed by its own calones; and to prevent confusion, in case of an attack, they were organized and subjected to military discipline. See Lixa; Servus.

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