besides being the general word in Latin (as in all
other Indo-European languages) for a bag of any material, shape or size, has
special significations which may be noticed here. 1. A form of head-dress.
Vol. I. p. 499.] 2. A
strainer, saccus vinarius.
This was a linen
bag, and often appears simply as linum
2.4, 54; Mart.
), or lintea
(ib. 104). As
will be seen from these and other passages, it was regarded as a bad
substitute for the COLUM
it gave a flavour of its own to the wine. In Greek, σάκκος
was thus used (Poll. 6.19). The saccus was often
filled with snow to cool the wine, though this was not the most approved