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κώδων). A bell. Ancient bells were in shape and use much like those of modern times. Thus we find mention of a door-bell in Suetonius ( Aug. 91), of bells for summoning ser

Ancient Bells.

vants in Seneca (De Ira, iii. 35), of a bell announcing a sacrifice, like our church bells, in Plautus (Pseud. i. 3, 98), and of bells for animals' necks, like our sheep-bells, in Sidonius (Epist. ii. 2). The word campana is used of a bell in late Latin, whence the Ital. campanile.

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