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Xystus

or Xystum (ξυστός).


1.

Among the Greeks, a covered corridor in the gymnasium (q.v.), where the athletes exercised in winter (Vitruv. v. 11, 4; vi. 7, 5).


2.

Among the Romans, an open walk or terrace in a garden, amidst flower-beds edged with box (Suet. Aug. 72; Phaedr. ii. 5). See Hortus.

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