A boot of leather or
Endromis. (From a Pompeian Painting.)
felt, rising as far as the calf or above it and fitting close to the foot. In front
it was open and fastened with straps. It was specially adapted for journeys or hunting, and
Roman Endromis. (Rich.)
appears often in representations of Artemis and of the Erinyes. Runners in races,
too, often wore it (Sidon. Apollin.
Carm. ii. 400
In Roman times endromis
was used for a thick woollen rug (Tertull.
4), sometimes in the palaestra thrown over the body after violent
exercise (Juv.vi. 246
), but also used by the humbler classes as a
protection against cold and rain (Mart. iv. 19
; Mart. xiv. 126
; cf. Juv.iii. 102