1. A ladder. These, whether scaling-ladders or ladders for other purposes,
had nothing in their construction which calls for comment.
). The staircase of a house
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stairs in ordinary houses were like ladders, except that they had flat steps
instead of rungs: they sometimes led directly into the street (Liv. 39.14
). Scalae graecae
differed from these ladder staircases in having the under side of the step
enclosed, so that. the feet of a person going up them would not be visible
from below. The Flaminica was not allowed to ascend a high flight of stairs
unless they were of this construction (Gel.
; Serv. ad Aen. 4.646
Compare Becker-Göll, Gallus,