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LODIX dim. LODI´CULA (σάγιον), a small shaggy blanket (Juv. 7.66). Sometimes two lodices sewed together were used as the coverlet of a bed (Mart. 14.148). The Emperor Augustus occasionally wrapped himself in a blanket of this description on account of its warmth (Sueton. Aug. 83). It was also used as a carpet ( “ancilla lodiculam in pavimento diligenter extendit,” Petron. Sat. 20). The Romans obtained these blankets from Verona (Mart. 14.152). Their lodix was nearly, if not altogether, the same as the sagulum worn by the Germans (Tac. Germ. 6). [SAGUM]


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