). The Roman name for a large Grecian
cloak or blanket of wool, which was also worn by Romans among the Greeks. It
Lady in Out-door Dress. (From a terra-cotta in the British Museum.)
was especially the garb of the philosophers. In Rome it was also worn by courtesans.
In a general sense the word also denotes any large rectangular cloth used for a covering as a
i. 4); a counterpane for a bed (Juv.vi.
); a curtain (Prudent. ad Symm.
ii. 726), etc. See Studniczka,
Beiträge zur Geschichte der altgriechischen Tracht (Vienna,
; Baumeister, Denkmäler
, s. v.