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A Keltic word. The military cloak of the Roman soldiers, which consisted of a fourcornered piece of cloth worn over the armour and

Lictor with Sagum. (Bas-relief in the Museum at Verona.)

fastened upon the shoulder by a clasp. It was a symbol of war, as the toga was a symbol of peace, so that sagati=milites, as opposed to togati, “civilians.”


A saddle-cloth placed under a saddle of any sort (Veget. Vet. iii. 59, 2).

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