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CUBI´CULUM

CUBI´CULUM usually means a sleeping and dwelling room in a Roman house [DOMUS], but also applied to the pavilion or box in which the Roman emperors were accustomed to witness the public games. (Suet. Nero 12; Plin. Paneg. 51.) It appears to have been so called, because the emperors were accustomed to recline in the cubicula, instead of sitting, as was anciently the practice, in a sella curulis. (Ernesti, ad Suet. l.c.

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