A covering for the throat (fauces), sometimes drawn also over the ears
(Mart.iv. 41). It was made of wool and worn by infirm and
delicate persons. Its use by others was regarded as effeminate (Hor.
Sat. ii. 3, 255).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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