quarumcunque artium instrumenta ponuntur
, Isidor. 15.5), a
cupboard, set upright in the wall of a room, for food, clothes, books,
money, and household utensils in general. Tradesmen appear to have kept
their stock in armaria; Jahn gives a representation of one in a cutler's
shop, and there is another, from a shoemaker's shop, figured in the
i. p. 187. The armarium was generally
placed in the atrium of the house. (Dig. 33
10, s. 3; Cato, Cat. Agr. 11
; Plaut. Capt.
2.3, 3, Men.
64, 169, Cael.
52; Petron. Sat.
29; Plin. Nat. 29.101
22.) The same name was given to a cupboard for holding
books (Plin. Ep. 2.17
), and to the divisions of a library. (Vitruv.
§ 10; Vopisc. Tac.
, tit. 1, s. 52, § §
3, 7.) We find armarium distegum
mentioned as a kind
of sepulchre in an inscription (Orelli, Inscript.