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CAMPESTRE

CAMPESTRE (se. subligar) was a kind of girdle or apron, which the Roman youths wore around their loins, when they exercised naked in the Campus Martius, whence the name (Augustin. de Civ. Dei, 14.17). The campestre was sometimes worn in warm weather in place of the tunic under the toga (campestri sub toga cinctus, Ascon. ad Cic. pro Scauro, p. 30, ed. Orell; Hor. Ep. 1.11, 18; Vulcat. Avid. Cass. 4). [W. S.]

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