). Any long, narrow strip of cloth employed as a bandage.
A band worn round the head as an ensign of royalty (Iul.
A band worn by wom
Fascia Worn by Women. (Rich.)
en round the chest for the improvement of the figure (Terent.
Eun. ii. 3, 23
; Propert. v. 9, 49;
Ovid, A. A. iii. 276
). See Strophium
A band worn round the legs and shins, a kind of stocking; hence called fasciae crurales
xxxiv. 2, 25) and tibiales
(Suet. Aug. 82
). That such bandages also
covered the feet is clear from the epithet of fasciae pedules
xxxiv. 2, 26). Cicero reproached Clodius with effeminate habits
for wearing purple fasciae upon his feet, and the calantica
, a woman's
ornament, upon his head (De Har. Resp.
21.44; Fragm. Or. in Clod. et
cf. Non. p. 537). Afterwards
Fascia, Swaddlingclothes. (Pompeian Painting.)
became common even with the male sex (Hor. Sat. ii. 3, 255
; Val. Max. vi. 2.7). White
fasciae, worn by men (Val. Max. l. c.), were a sign of extraordinary refinement in dress; the
mode of cleaning them was by rubbing them with a white, tenacious earth, resembling our
pipe-clay (Ad Att.
The sacking of the bed on which the mattress rested (Mart.v.
; Mart. xiv. 159
Fasciae were also the swaddlingclothes in which infants were wrapped (Plaut.
Truc. v. 13
Fascia. (From the Temple of Bacchus at Teos.)
any long, flat surface of wood, stone, or marble, such as the band which divides
the architrave from the frieze in the Doric order, and the surfaces into which the architrave
itself is divided in the Ionic and Corinthian orders (Vitruv. iii. 5, 10). See Epistylium