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Sella Curūlis

The Latin term for the chair of office belonging to the curule magistrates (consuls, praetors, curule aediles, dictator, magister equitum, and flamen Dialis), and also to the emperors. It was of ivory, without a back, and with curved legs, like those of a camp-stool, so arranged that

Forms of Sella Curulis. (Naples, and the Vatican.)

it could be folded up. The seat was of plaited leather straps. The curule magistrates sat on this seat while engaged in all official business, and also took it with them in war.

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