). 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 (
), of bells for summoning ser
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.