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Planks joined to make shelves—e. g. in the atrium of a house for the imagines or for book-shelves (Auson. Epigr. 26, 10; Ad. Att. iv. 8).


A wooden structure of several stages (four are sometimes mentioned) which could be raised or lowered by weights and pulleys (Epist. 89). The pegmata were used in the Roman amphitheatres and spectaculas in various ways; for effecting sudden transformation, like the double stage of the old Madison Square Theatre in New York City; and sometimes for letting off fireworks (Vopisc. Carin. 15).

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