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Titŭlus


1.

A sort of placard or sign attached to a pole and carried by soldiers in the triumphal processions with the record of their victories and captains inscribed upon it (Ovid, Trist. iv. 2, 20).


2.

The lettering of a book's title. (See Index; Liber.)


3.

The advertisement or handbill displayed upon a house to announce it as for sale or to let (Pliny , Epist. vii. 27, 7), the latter, in the words est locanda, still used by the Romans of to-day.


4.

In general, any epitaph (titulus sepulcralis) or other inscription.

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