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A knife or dagger shaped like the tusk of a wild boar (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xviii. 1). It was

Sica. (Column of Antoninus.)

the national weapon of the Thracians (Val. Max. iii. 2, 12), and was used by the gladiators known as Thraeces (Calig. 32). In Rome it was carried by the lower classes, criminals, ruffians, and bullies, and was regarded as fit for such persons only ( Cat. ii. 10; Quint. Decl. 321).

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