(or raeda, a word cognate with rota
wrongly spelled rheda
). The Roman travellingcarriage with four wheels,
furnished with several seats, so as to be adapted for the transport of a large party, with
their luggage and necessaries (Juv.iii. 10
; Mart. iii. 47, 5
). It appears to have been in very
general use among the Romans, both for town and country (Cic.
; Ad Att.
vi. 1; v. 17; Iul.
and probably resembled the French char-à-banc with a
cover overhead, for the carriage itself, as well as its name, was of Gallic original (Quint.i. 5.68
). The annexed illustration is from a drawing by
Ginzrot (Wagen und
) after several models of carriages that appear on the columns of
Trajan and M. Aurelius.