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περικνημίς). A sort of legging or gaiter encircling the shin (tibia) from the knee

Tibiale. (Roman bas-relief.)

to the ankle, serving the purpose of modern stockings and drawers. It was worn by persons in delicate health, such as the emperor Augustus (Suet. Aug. 82), and by soldiers and huntsmen. Cf. Fascia.

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    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 82
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